WACO – Latest renderings of the dilapidated Waco Lions Park on N. 42nd St. have been released, showing a two-phase plan to start soon. The city has set aside $3 million for the refurbishment.
The city wants to retain classic elements of the park while also creating something new for the city. The park will include several open fields with many art features, as well as pavilions, spaces for food trucks, playgrounds, water features, and a track for the old Lions Park train.
The park opened in 1952 and had baseball fields and a swimming pool before Kiddieland, a youth amusement park, opened in 1965. The park shut down in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Waco has contracted OJB Landscape Architecture for design and development, and PR firm K Strategies will assist the city with development.