COLLEGE STATION, TX – During their June 24 meeting, the City of College Station was briefed on the progress of Aggie Park, construction of the apprenticeship will begin on July 6.
Aggie Park comprises 20 acres located between the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center, Houston Street, the John J. Koldus Building and Throckmorton Street.
According to the city’s Planning & Development Office, current plans will also adhere to a 1996 interlocal agreement between Texas A&M and College Station, regarding stormwater management.
Funded only through private donations raised by the Alumni Association, the new park will have mini ponds similar to Castlegate Ponds; the tastes of these will come from their water levels during rainy events and will be released later through pipes.
A new parking lot will also be built to contain additional rainwater below.
Additional amenities at Aggie Park include a tail area, outdoor amphitheater, performance pavilion, public Wi-Fi, alumni recognition … and a new building, scheduled for year-round use. for events such as Aggie Ring Day and other traditional A&M events.
There will also be a catering service as well as a space dedicated to food trucks.
Due to ongoing construction, tailgating space will not be available in Aggie Park during the 2021 football season. Tailgating will be available at other campus locations authorized by Texas A&M University.
The grand opening took place in February 2020, with a completion date slated for summer 2022 and the new building for spring 2023.
Construction of the park is expected to be completed in time for the fall 2022 football season.
Tailgating operations in the park after development will include free and paid options and will be overseen and managed by the university and the sports department.
The installation of construction fencing around the area of Aggie Park in July 2021 will affect access to the park; access and parking for the Clayton W. Williams, Jr. Alumni Center; and the location of some Association events, including the Fall 2021 Aggie Ring Days.
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