Progress being made on Denison park

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DENISON, Tex. (KXII) -- Gateway Village will feature several shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

One piece to the community that is currently under construction is the Texoma Health Foundation Park.

"I think it's right on track. Had a little rain this past weekend, but they've had some really good workdays so far," Vice President of Denison Development Alliance William Myers said. "I know there are a lot of kids and a lot of organizations that are looking forward to those opening days."

Located just off of U.S. Highway 75 and Spur 503, construction on the $14 million park broke ground back in 2016.

The 80 acre development is expected to bring in a variety of outdoor avenues for visitors of the park.

"You'll have soccer fields, baseball fields, softball fields, splash pad, covered stands, many miles of trails, you'll have open space, and just places for people to get out and be outdoors," Myers said.

Gateway Village developer Covenant Development donated the land along with $2 million for infrastructure improvements.

This is to help the city in their hopes of building a regional park for Texoma.

"We'd saw the value once Mayor (Jared) Johnson shared his vision for a regional park and sports park," President of Covenant Development, LLC Ryan Johnson said. "We believe strongly in community and in our region here at Gateway Village."

And for all those apart of the project, it brings excitement knowing what the park can do for outside visitors and for Texoma.

"We're really excited that this is kind of the center piece of Gateway Village. This will be a great not only for Gateway Village in Denison, but actually our entire region as well. We're viewing this as more of a regional park for everybody," Ryan Johnson said.

"They're going to be a lot of visitors at this location and local citizenry as well as travelers," Myers said.

The park is expected to be open by June or July.

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