Bridgeland Unveils Plans For Sprayground, Park Space
by David Weekley Homes
(Cypress, TX – Jan. 17, 2012) The master-planned community of Bridgeland is expanding its array of amenities, with a new park and sprayground starting construction the first quarter of 2012.
The 3-acre park will be located in Bridgeland’s Water Haven community, a collection of eight neighborhoods where home prices begin in the $180,000s. The park will offer several active play spaces, including a sprayground with a tall custom water tower spray structure and low-profile bubbling sculptures for a variety of age ranges. Anchoring the sprayground is a pavilion that will offer picnic tables and proximity to barbecue grills. Children ages two to five will have a dedicated playground while older children can climb and slide in an adjacent play space. Near both playgrounds is a swing set area that caters to all ages.
The park, designed by KGA/DeForest Design, LLC, also offers a broad stretch of open space. Reforestation efforts will add to the park’s landscape. MCCM Architects designed the pavilion, restrooms and water tower feature.
The site is expected to open before the end of the year and is one of six parks planned for Water Haven.
“The Water Haven park plan follows our standard of having a neighborhood park no more than a quarter-mile from every home,” said Peter Houghton, vice president of Bridgeland.
The Bridgeland master plan allows for 3,000 acres of open and recreation space — more than 25 percent of Bridgeland’s total 11,400 acres. This includes 900 acres of lakes, with more than 300 already in use.
Bridgeland has often been awarded for excellence in development and most recently won a Community of the Year Silver Award from the National Association of Home Builders in The Nationals’ 2011 competition and was named Developer of the Year in the Texas Association of Builders’ 2011 Star Awards for a second consecutive win. Bridgeland also was named Master-Planned Community of the Year during The Nationals’ 2009 Gold Awards, topping both national and international entrants, and is a finalist in the 2012 competition, whose winners will be announced next month.
The Bridgeland community is a development of the Howard Hughes Corporation, which owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the United States, including Las Vegas, Manhattan and Honolulu. As owner of Bridgeland and The Woodlands, the Howard Hughes Corporation is one of the largest master-planned community developers in the Houston area.