Lyford’s new park to feature lighted softball field, boardwalk

LYFORD — The city’s second park comes with a design that offers something for the whole family.

The first phase of Central Park’s design will cost the city $19,000, the engineering firm of Guzman & Muñoz stated in a document released yesterday.

Officials plan to turn a flood plane known as the “laguna” into a $150,000 6.6-acre park on city-owned land off Spur 154.

For years, city officials have debated ways to make use of the area, some of which lies in the flood plane.

City documents show the park will feature a $96,000 lighted softball field and a $28,593 amphitheater along with a $15,592 boardwalk.

The project’s second phase will include restrooms, concession stands, lighting and a parking lot, the engineers said.

The park also will feature a soccer field, a nature viewing area and picnic tables and benches.

The city will use a $75,000 Texas Parks & Wildlife grant along with a $50,000 Willacy County donation to help fund the project.

Officials have not released a completion date.