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Expansions Will Cost Money

Pflugerville City Council has recently approved a master plan on Lake Pflugerville. Now, it may go to the voters for a bond election. Pflugerville Parks and Recreation Director James Hemenes says the city has been working on expansions for more than a year now.

He says Williamson County and Round Rock recently passed bond elections that included large items for parks.

Hemenes adds it would include expansion of the beach and playground on the north end. On the south end--projects would include an amphitheater that could fit 1,500 to 2,000 people for events, as well as beach esplanade, playground and widened walkway to enjoy the waters edge. The master plan also calls for parallel trails for runners and casual strollers. Lastly, a boardwalk piece in the northwest part in the wetland area.

If all the work proposed is approved, it will cost a little under 15 million dollars for the total project.

The lake was built to provide Pflugerville residents with drinking water. According to the city's Web site, the 180-acre reservoir is located at the intersection of Weiss Lane and Pflugerville Parkway. The lake is open for fishing, swimming, jogging, canoes, kayaks and wind surfing. Lake Pflugerville Park includes a 3-mile walking/jogging trail, playground, boat launch, pavilion and beach area.

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