A $1.3 million grant was granted to Harris County to fund the construction of three soccer fields at Precinct Four’s Alabonson Park. Many of the surrounding neighborhoods suffered serious flooding during Hurricane Harvey, including the Parkland Place neighborhood adjacent to the east side of the park. The southern half of the proposed parklands were inundated by flood waters during the hurricane. These fields, one regulation size and two practice fields, will provide much needed athletic and recreation space for the community while also serving as flood mitigation, preserving an area that can safely retain water in future floods.
Status: The project is expected to commence in Q3 2019 and be completed by Q3 2020.
As of July 2019, 19% of funds have been disbursed as scheduled.
“This important step in our recovery from Hurricane Harvey provides recreational opportunities and flood relief for the area.”Harris County Commissioner R. Jack Cagle