Parks Planning and Development
planning tomorrow’s parks today
Our residents truly value what facilities like City Park and the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center bring to our community. It encourages time together as a family, activity, and fitness, and a love of the outdoors. That’s why as Mont Belvieu continues to grow, our staff is working hard now to plan the places and spaces that will be essential to our city in the future; from the ambitious Hackberry Gully Regional Detention Park to new nature trails that take advantage of the landscapes and waterways that cross our community. Big projects or small ones, the Mont Belvieu Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to ensuring we make the most of the open spaces and features that help make our city special.
parks & recreation master Plan
While parks have traditionally been viewed only for their physical attributes, such as their beauty and provision of space for outdoor activity, there is an increasing awareness as to their spin-off values. The purpose of the Mont Belvieu Parks and Recreation Master Plan is to determine the community’s current and future needs for improving its existing parks and recreation system and to provide for adequate areas and facilities to meet both the short and long-term needs of the community. This Master Plan is intended to guide the planning efforts for developing a “first-class” public parks and recreation system.
trails master plan
Mont Belvieu’s recent growth trajectory has placed an increased demand for higher levels of amenities. The careful planning and implementation of a well-designed trail system is a key ingredient to this enhancement strategy. This anticipated development pattern means the City must have the appropriate design guidance, and in some cases regulations, to ensure a pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly approach to transportation and recreation infrastructure.
hackberry gully regional detention park
The Hackberry Gully Regional Detention Park project was envisioned by the City of Mont Belvieu to create a city-wide and regional amenity supplemental to the fundamental and pragmatic need of providing stormwater detention. The detention capacity provided is capable of meeting immediate construction demands as well as future stormwater detention needs within the watershed.