Frequently Asked Questions
What is Phase Next?
Originally the Boys Ranch Park Master Plan called for a four-phase project to renovate the park. After completion of the first phase of the park renovation in 2016, City Council expressed interest in compiling the remaining projects into one phase. The term Phase Next has been used to discuss the remaining phases of the redevelopment.
Who is responsible for the consulting of the project?
City Council approved securing the services of Cissy Sylo to serve as the Capital Project Manager for the City of Bedford during the Phase Next improvements. Sylo can be reached at email@example.com or 817-952-2176.
The professional services contracts have been approved for the following services for the Boys Ranch Park:
1. Oxley Williams Tharp Architects PLLC (OWT) - (RFQ 18-01) Architectural services, and related structural MEP engineering, aquatic engineering, branding & other professional services for Boys Ranch Park – Phase Next.
2. CMJ Geotechnical - Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Services
3. Halff Associates Inc. (HAI) - (RFQ 18-02) - Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, & Other Professional Services for Boys Ranch Park – Phase Next Outdoor Recreational Facilities
When will construction begin?
The City Council approved the construction in one-phase beginning in 2020.
Will there be interruption or limited access to facilities currently in the Boys Ranch Park?
The Bedford City Council approved a one-phase construction, which will temporarily close the park. This will improve safety, decrease construction time, and decrease construction costs. An updated schedule is being developed for the community and will be available soon.
How much will the entire Phase Next project cost?
The current overall Phase Next project budget at the Boys Ranch Park is $64,500,000.
Will this new facility require additional employees, maintenance, etc.?
While the final plan has not been presented, a project with larger facilities and increased usage will require additional employees and maintenance to manage the amenities.
Will the membership prices be the same?
The membership pricing for a new multi-generational facility has not yet been determined.
What is the cost recovery for the new building?
The cost recovery model for the new facility has not yet been determined.
Will there be expanded hours at the new facility?
While the final recommendation has not been presented, it is typical for new facilities to have expanded facility hours to better serve the community.
Will the new facility have space for the arts?
Bedford City Council allocated $5.5M in Phase Next bond funds for the design and construction of a visual and performing arts addition to the Old Bedford School. This new space would be available for use and programming by all nonprofits
If an indoor pool was built, would the school district swim teams have access to it?
The design for the indoor pool will not have enough lanes to allow the school district to use the facility at this time.
How can I get involved?
The Bedford City Council encourages users and citizens to attend and participate in scheduled meetings to express interest in the renovation. Check back here for updates and follow the City of Bedford www.facebook.com/bedfordtx and Bedford Parks and Recreation on Facebook www.facebook.com/BedfordParksandRecreation for the latest in Phase Next news. Upcoming meetings will be posted here.