Hutto acquires land for new regional park

The City of Hutto announced Tuesday it has acquired more than 65 acres of land on the southern side of the city.

The city said in a release that the 2015 revision of is Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan called for acquiring “at least 60 acres of future community parkland.” Councilmember Nathan Killough said in a release that the city will develop the land into a regional park with athletic fields for youth and adult sport programs. The new park will be located on the east side of County Road 137 and south of FM 1660 South. A map of the area also shows the land to be near Ray Elementary School and Farley Middle School.

“This park property has many natural features, like the beautiful trees along Brushy creek which is located on the south end of the property,” Mayor Doug Gaul said in a statement. “This will be an exciting addition to the City, and we look forward to providing more athletic complexes and amenities for Hutto citizens.”

The city added the park will have its own internal trail system, and that the Parks and Recreation Department is working with a design firm to determine the number of fields and amenities that will be able to fit within the park.

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