City of Friendswood expands Stevenson Park

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The boundaries of Stevenson Park have been expanded at the regular meeting of the Friendswood City Council Jan. 9.

A resolution was voted in expanding the boundaries of Stevenson Park to include the old Fire Station 1 property.

A new fire station headquarters known as the Kenneth Camp Fire Station is under construction adjacent to the Public Safety Building on Whitaker Drive.

The anticipated completion date for the new facility is late April to mid May 2017. Once completed, all operations currently housed next to City Hall will be relocated to the new building on Whitaker Drive, according to Morad Kabiri.

The expansion will benefit the community. Incorporating the old fire station property into Stevenson Park will enhance the usability of the City’s most frequented park.

The original deed for Stevenson Park was dated 1973 and signed by Mary Worley Stevenson for the estate of Earl V. Stevenson. In the deed, the City of Friendswood acquired approximately 10,6941 acres of land from the Earl V. Stevenson estate to be used as a public park and known as Stevenson Park.

Council voted to use the land where Fire Station 1 is located to be municipal park land and to enlarge Stevenson Park to enhance the usability.

Story by Karolyn Gephart