A $2 million grant was granted to Harris County to fund the construction of four regulation-size youth soccer fields and one practice field at Precinct One’s Blue Ridge Park, which is located just south of the greater Meyerland/Southwest Houston neighborhoods that experienced some of the most significant flooding in Harris County. The fields will be the first development in the Blue Ridge Park area, fulfilling an unmet community need for accessible recreational green space that also serves as a flood control mitigation basin that will help reduce the risk of future flooding events for residents living in the Sims Bayou Watershed.
Status: The project is expected to commence in Q3 2019 and conclude by the end of Q4 2020.
As of July 2019, 19% of funds have been disbursed as scheduled.
“I am extremely grateful that Qatar has been here for our city after we faced one of the greatest challenges in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.”Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis