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.