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Pflugerville Looking To Build Sports Complex
Does Pflugerville Need An Athletic Sports Complex? It's a question city leaders are asking their residents and they're paying tens of thousands of dollars to find out.
City officials in Pflugerville are paying a consulting firm $127,000 to find out if Pflugerville residents need a sports complex. But is it worth the money, especially since Round Rock is opening a sports complex just down the road?
"This is specific to Pflugerville, it's not necessarily related to any other city or what they may be doing. We're trying to respond to our residents and how they would like us to improve our parks," says Pflugerville spokesperson Terry Waggoner.
Waggoner says one of the possible locations is the Randig Tract property, which the city already owns.
Before any decisions are made, Pflugerville residents will have their say.
We wanted to find out what people thought about the idea and asked them whether they thought a new sports complex is a waste of money. "No, I don't. I think the children are our future and we should provide places for them to play in and such," says resident Paul Hartman.
Hartman lives in Pflugerville, has two children and visits the park at least twice a week. He's happy with the parks Pflugerville offers now, but says there's room for improvement. "You got to keep on expanding. The population in Pflug is growing so you got to expand along with it."
Recent citizen surveys in Pflugerville have also shown an interest in more sports and recreational activities. So far, a sports complex is still an idea, how big and how much will be spent remains to be seen.
Waggoner says, "The first step is to determine what the residents want, second go to council and then if council agrees to move forward, we will look at a specific athletic complex and location.
A public meeting will be held March 28 so residents can give their input and discuss a possible athletic complex. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and will be held at the City Council Chambers located at 100 E. Main St. Suite 500.
By Lydia Pantazes