Nestled in near the Seuss-ical spirals and curves of Levy Park’s under-construction pathways and playgrounds is the lumpy triangular dog-park-to-be above, now partitioned off by its metal rod setup (seen here facing northwest up Eastside St. toward the corner with Richmond Ave.) A reader trekked around the site yesterday and snapped some updates; first, here’s how the dog park fits into the most recent set of plans for the site:
The dog area will be stationed right next to the oval-footed activity lawn, as well as the double-decker bus structure that appears to be part of the plan:
The rest of the park’s features are also shaping up for the planned November opening (heads up to the dog owners currently bemoaning the extended closure of the electrical-easement-and-dog-park across 59). Here’s a glimpse of the wavy-topped performance pavilion and public bathrooms structure:
The One Grove Street office midrise, which sits on Richmond and opened earlier this year to lessees, sits right behind the pavilion:
The pavilion and its own oval-shaped lawn are next to the community garden section planned along Wakeforest Ave.:
Some of the curling and elevated walkways have already been raised into place:
The main gate structure for the dog park is still on the way:
- Upper Kirby area’s Levy Park slated to debut in mid-November [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: Storybook Views of Upper Kirby’s Levy Park Redo at Eastside and Richmond; A Look at Midway’s Mixed-Use Plans in Upper Kirby?; The Beginnings of a Mixed-Use District on Richmond?, The New Levy Office Park
Images: Swamplot inbox (photos), Office of James Burnett (renderings)
What ‘tax dollars’ are paying for this, just curious?…seems expensive…
@kineticd – Isn’t that what TIRZ’s are for? To fund overly expensive crap that taxpayers would never approve of.
@Kineticd the park construction is funded by the Upper Kirby’s Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ) and District Foundation. I was reading up on the park recently and learned that the authority gave a land lease to a developer in order to fund the maintenance of the park. I’m guessing the developer built the One Grove office building mentioned above.
^^^ haha; that, or some ‘individuals’ pet projects…