City leaders cut the ribbon at Midlothian Community Park Phase 2 on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, officially opening the final phase of the 105-acre park, located at 3601 S. 14th Street. Assistant City Manager Clyde Melick and Director of Parks and Recreation Heather Dowell recognized the work of the design and construction team, as well as the staff who made it possible to open phase 2 of the park on time and on budget, in spite of challenges from weather, supply chain bottlenecks, and materials and labor shortages.
With phase 2 of Midlothian Community Park officially open, citizens have 105 total acres of premier recreational space. Phase 1 of the park opened in 2017 and included 13 soccer fields (unlighted) and one lighted football/soccer competition field, as well as a large shaded playground, concession stand, walking path, and fishing pond.
Phase 2 includes state-of-the-art baseball fields for youth recreational league games, a large, one-of-a-kind playground built with inclusivity in mind, a 4,500-square-foot splash pad, 2, 3-point basketball courts, 4 sand volleyball courts, and a multipurpose court. All courts are lighted and are free and open to the public. An amphitheater with lawn seating is outfitted with electricity and grids for stage lighting and hook-ups for sound systems. There are additional cement and natural surface walking trails, a picnic pavilion, concession stands, restrooms, and ample parking, situated in close proximity to ball fields, courts, large playground, and splash pad.
Bonds approved by voters in 2017 and a grant from Midlothian Community Development Corporation funded Community Park Phase 2 construction.
More details and photos of the new park can be found at the link below.