Boys Ranch Park & Activity Center
Since 2002, Kimley-Horn has provided a wide range of services to the City of Bedford for the development of the Boys Ranch Park & Activity Center in Texas.
In the 1970s, the City of Bedford purchased the Boys Ranch to use as a community park. Existing buildings were repurposed for park use and trails, and tennis courts and sports fields were added to create the only community park in Bedford.
In 2002, Kimley-Horn was selected to prepare a master plan and to design a new outdoor family aquatic center. The City sole-sourced Kimley-Horn in 2009 to develop a master plan to improve circulation and parking, to upgrade the aging trails and athletic facilities, to enhance the community image and quality of life for residents, and to improve the existing pond and drainage channel. The City held Community meetings to prioritize needs for the project, and the City Council approved a phased implementation plan.
Kimley-Horn was selected to prepare construction documents for the Phase I Park Improvements, which included the pond and drainage channel, trails, fishing piers, overlooks, ADA compliant playground, and picnic areas. Our team worked with City Staff, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for permitting, grant funding, and all required State and Federal approvals.
Based on the success of the Phase I Improvements to the Boys Ranch Park & Activity Center, the City selected Kimley-Horn to prepare a master plan update to complete the remaining park phases and a new multi-generational recreation center.