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Township hosts Public Meeting for Bear Branch Master Plan

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The Woodlands Township will hold a Public Meeting December 1, 2016, at 7 p.m. to discuss the Bear Branch Park Master Plan. The meeting will take place at The Woodlands Township Recreation Center, located at 5310 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands, 77381.

At the August 18, 2016, meeting, The Woodlands Township Board of Directors approved the scope of services for a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a consultant to provide master planning services for Bear Branch Park. The request for an update to the master plan was to identify the best approach to study the impact of the proposed 50-meter pool to be located at the park and to consider the current state of the existing pool at the park.

Bear Branch Park, developed in 1992, is a 19.57-acre townwide park located in the village of Cochran’s Crossing. The park is located directly across Research Forest Drive from Bear Branch sports fields. The park has undergone a number of renovations since construction and through 2008. The park now includes many townwide facilities, including, but not limited to, the largest skate park, nine tennis courts, a dog park, an in-line rink, a large pavilion, The Woodlands Township Recreation Center, Bear Branch Pool and a barrier-free playground.

The RFP scope of services requires firms to facilitate a number of public input sessions, including meetings with, among others, the Cochran’s Crossing Village Association and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Council, to garner resident and user needs for the renovation. Furthermore, the consultant is to develop conceptual plans based on the public input for review and/or approval by the Board of Directors.

For more information on the Bear Branch Park Master Plan Public Meeting, please call 281-210-3800.