Galveston County's big plans for 64-acre Bacliff ParkGalveston County's big plans for 64-acre Bacliff Parkhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=107872015-10-13T05:00:00Z2015-10-13T16:00:00Z

​​​BACLIFF - Galveston County is about to pour several million of dollars into creating a 64-acre park in Bacliff.

The county promised to build a new park for the residents of this unincorporated community of about 8,600 on the shore of Galveston Bay after it sold parts of existing Bayshore Park in 2006–2007.

An RV park and a fishing pier were among the parts of Bayshore sold for about $4.5 million.

About $3.7 million from the sale was placed in an account reserved for parks.

The park will be southeast of the intersection of 10th St. and Grand Ave. in Bacliff near the Edgewater by the Bay subdivision.

Commissioners took the first step in fulfilling their promise in 2012 by using money from the park fund to purchase the 64 acres for the planned park for about $1.3 million, leaving about $2 million to develop the park and build a community center.

The county is applying for a $400,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife. The money would be used to add amenities such as a trail for hikers and cyclists, a bicycle plaza, playground, athletic fields, garden, disc golf course, sand volleyball courts and a birdwatching area.

Bacliff could see construction on the park begin sometime next year. Officials are hopeful that construction will be underway by March.

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