Rendering of the Lawn at Brushy Creek Project

Round Rock downtown park projects moving ahead

February 16, 2024

Round Rock will continue developing a 22-acre space near downtown into a lush green bicyclist-friendly public park along Brushy Creek. With the schematic design phase complete, city officials said landscape architects will start drawing up construction documents for the Lawn at Brushy Creek project.

The funding comes from a 2023 voter-approved $230 million bond to support a series of parks, recreation and sports projects, including the Brushy Creek project. The City Council approved the park’s master plan in 2023. Round Rock acquired several pockets of land along the creek to connect the city’s planned Heritage Trail to Sheppard Street/Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The city will build a bridge to help bring pedestrians and cyclists to downtown Round Rock.

The project calls for building a pavilion, plaza, boardwalk, kayak launch, playground, boulder wall, fishing dock, terraced garden and seating, basketball court and parking. The city will also use the project to address stormwater issues in the area.

City officials will also support the Town Green Park project to enhance the area surrounding the downtown’s signature water tower and the Johnson building. The project’s scope calls for rehabilitating the building, which once served as a gas station. Round Rock will retain building ownership and use it to provide public restrooms and storage for city events and operations.

Strategic Partnerships, Inc. can provide information on contract opportunities, plus existing and future government funding. For more information, contact

Photo courtesy of the City of Round Rock

Paul Stinson

Paul Stinson has more than 15 years of journalism experience, including a decade covering the legislative and regulatory affairs of Texas, South Africa, and Germany for an affiliate of Bloomberg, L.P. His experience includes covering voting rights and the sectors of environment, energy, labor, healthcare, and taxes. Stinson joined the team in October as a reporter for SPI’s news publications, which include Government Contracting Pipeline, Texas Government Insider, and the newly-launched Government Market News. He is also a Fulbright Scholar to Germany, and an Arthur F. Burns Fellow. He holds a master’s in journalism from Indiana University.   

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