Thursday, June 6, 2013

Magoffin Pocket Park Project Moves Forward

Project Financed By Bond Election Funding

The City has awarded the contract to construct the Magoffin Pocket Park project which will bring a new park to the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Octavia Street. The 0.10 acre property is currently vacant.
Artist's rendering of the future Magoffin Pocket Park.

Amenities and design of the park are based on the Magoffin Historic District Design Guidelines and include a gazebo, a shade structure, benches, and trash receptacles. Other features include playground equipment, accent lighting, and colored concrete that is integrated into the surrounding sidewalk.
The gazebo will be designed to historic standards.

The 4,375 square foot pocket park at 1030 Myrtle Avenue will have a playground area enclosed by a wrought iron fence set into a two foot stone wall. New sod, trees, and shrubs will be installed.

The project has a budget amount of $300,000 and will be financed by the 2012 Quality of Life Bonds approved by voters last year. The contract was awarded by City Council to Setcon, LLC, of El Paso.