Almost $1 million in improvements could be coming to West Guth Park

Posted at 3:33 PM, Apr 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-25 16:33:21-04

A new look worth just over $900,000 could be coming to Corpus Christi’s West Guth Park. A plan is in place that includes a new 2,200 square foot pavilion, new trails, upgraded landscaping, irrigation and park signage.

Julie McAllister, who is a frequent park visitor, says she’s looking forward to the proposed improvements.

"I think it’s great," McAllister said. "The more stuff that’s going on out here, the more people are going to be coming out here."

"Well this park is used a lot, and this park needs to be used," McAllister adds. "It’s a beautiful park."

West Guth Park isn’t just used by people who live nearby. It also draws visitors from across the city. That’s why it’s called a regional park. And according to Jay Ellington, the Director of Parks and Recreation, it’s one of several targeted for improvements.

"Our citizens give to the community every day and then we are able to give back these improvements that hopefully they’ll enjoy for many years to come."

The council still needs to approve the contractor who will make the upgrades and improvements.

Parks and Recreation says they hope to begin work on the park by mid-June. Work is expected to be finished by the end of 2018.

For more information about the project, click here.