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TxDoT, local residents talk improvements on northside park tour

Posted: 10:12 PM, Apr 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-07 23:12:50-04

Corpus Christi’s new Harbor Bridge charts a path over some of the city’s oldest residential neighborhoods, bringing big changes in the process.

Residents in northside neighborhoods like Hillcrest and Washington Coles were taken on a tour on Saturday with the aim of gathering their opinion on what improvements should come to the area’s parks.

Officials with Texas Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the bridge project, organized the tour in the area where the upcoming bridge’s south end will one day stand.

The group toured local parks on the city’s northside, discussing improvements that could be made in the process of building the new bridge.

"Besides the swimming pool, maybe splash pad, barbeque, picnic, just family oriented things like that," Lamont Taylor, a local resident, proposed. "They are talking about a walking path, hike and bike trail, that type of stuff."

There are a wide variety of proposed options for the area, with several parks expected to be revamped, including Williams Memorial Park, T.C. Ayers Park and Washington Park.