You’re probably already aware that The Township is getting ready to spend some major money on improvements at Sawmill Park. When we attended the Grogan’s Mill Village Association meeting recently, we were asked for our input on it, and they gave us a few facts and figures to ponder.
First off, the pool has recently been remodeled and upgraded. We have the only completely covered baby-pool in The Woodlands, and yet our pool is the least-used. They’re reasonably certain that this has to do with how difficult it is to locate, due to poor signage, so improving the signs to the park itself is a big first step. (I had to chuckle a bit at that. I wanted to tell them that when you’re new to The Woodlands, you can’t find anything! I just now found the lake so near our house, and I was only able to locate it at last because enough leaves had fallen off the trees to see the water. Ah, there you are! Complete with a beautiful fountain. Who knew?)
Parking at Sawmill Park seems to be an issue as well. Not enough of it, of course. Can we ever have too much parking? So they’re going to try to remedy that problem.
Our Sawmill Park pavilion is the largest of any park’s in The Woodlands, but the lighting is poor, so there’s another thing to fix. The playground equipment, on the other hand, is first-rate and ADA compliant, so there’s really nothing that needs attention there.
The tennis courts are great. I’ve seen lots of tennis-playing on those courts in the short time I’ve been here, so it seems those are well-used and appreciated. But what else? The soccer field has a few holes in it that need filling, but other than that, it seems to be in good shape. I see, and hear, kids playing on the field whenever the weather is good.
What would you suggest? How would you improve Sawmill Park? My first thought was that maybe they could enclose a small area for a dog park. I know we have one at Tamarac Park, but that’s a bit of a jog for us on this side of Grogan’s Mill, and people and dogs do love their dog parks. They give Fido a safe place to rip and run. But what do you think? If you have any ideas, suggestions, complaints, or whatever, please let me know, and I’ll pass those along to the folks who need to hear about it. We have a really good park right here on our doorstep, and — thank you Township — we may soon have a great one. They were kind enough to ask for ideas, so let’s share ours. firstname.lastname@example.org