Belton: Council approves Heritage Park expansion plans

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) The Belton City Council has approved a master plan for 84 acres recently added onto Heritage Park.

A rendering showing the expanded park. (City of Belton)

The city purchased the 84 acres of land adjacent to Heritage Park in 2018 that used to be Leon Valley Golf Course.

With the expansion added to the already 60 acre park, the new space will be more than 140 acres.

"For us it'll be really a mega park for Belton and a chance a real place to grow for years to come and really kind of fulfill whatever the communities desires and needs are," Parks and Recreation Director Matt Bates said.

The $5.1 million master plan includes updated parking and restrooms, a permanent dog park, water access, walking trails, open spaces and an amphitheater.

Bates says the master plan was compiled based on resident survey responses and interests.

One of the biggest requests was for open space, which he says is available now in the new space, before the construction even begins.

Over the next several years the department will work to transform the space according to the plan in multiple phases.

The first phase is expected to take shape next fall, with a new road, parking and restrooms.