The Rollins Avenue Park project is a new six-acre park development that will provide residents a tennis court, full basketball court, picnic pavilions with grills, playgrounds, a dog park (PDF), a community garden, drinking fountains, and a walking loop.
The Rollins Ave Park site encompasses 19-acres of woodland bounded by the Watts Branch Stream Valley, Rollins Avenue, and residential neighborhoods. Only six of the total 19 acres can be developed due to the Watts Branch Stream Valley and the immense changes in topography. Once complete, the park will be Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible and serve as an activity node off of the Central Avenue Connector Trail.
Currently, the project is in construction. A summary of completed and anticipated project milestones is as follows:
Fall 2019 – Construction Bid Process
Winter 2019 – Groundbreaking
Winter 2019 – Fall 2020 – Construction
Late Fall/Winter 2020 – Grand Opening
Actual dates for the completion of the milestones are subject to change.
The current projected schedule reflects the additional time that was required to complete the initial procurement process, and the time associated with securing supplemental funding during the FY19 budget process. The anticipated project completion is late Fall/Winter 2020.