Pflugerville asks public to weigh in on sports complex designs

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PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — As the competition for athletic field space continues to grow in Pflugerville, there is some relief in sight.

Three design concepts for the future Pflugerville Community Park and Athletic Complex have been completed, and the city wants the public to weigh in on the 323 acre plot of land that sits in eastern Pflugerville. Residents showed strong support for the idea back during the 2014 bond election. 

“The council identified a lack of athletic practice fields in particular, as well as competition fields in our community. There’s a lot of sharing going on, a lot of competition for space,” said Assistant City Manager Trey Fletcher. “And so this was a Parks measure that was put forward in conjunction with other items in 2014.”

One of three designs the public will weigh in on for the future sports complex (Courtesy: City of Pflugerville)

In addition to traditional features like baseball and soccer fields, other concepts are also in the mix to take full advantage of the space. Some of those include a dog park, hike and bike trail and archery. 

The city says it’s just one more amenity to improve the lives of Pflugerville families

“This will really fill a gap for our community,” said Fletcher. “And our citizens are active, they’re kids are active and they need a place is convenient and keep our families engaged.”

The Parks bond was $25 million and included a sports complex, Lake Pflugerville improvements, undeveloped parkland and trails.

The complex will also provide access to the Pfluger Cemetery, and the original Henry Pfluger home.

If you’d like to take a look at the design concepts and give your opinions, there’s a public meeting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Pflugerville public library. The meeting will also be streamed online.

The city could break ground on the project late this year. But the full master plan could take a decade or two to complete, according to city officials.

Pflugerville isn’t the only city north of Austin that is looking to build a sports complex. Earlier this year, Round Rock broke ground a $16.5 million multi-sports complex.

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