By David Tuma, Publisher
A committee was formed to help name three new parks for the City of Belton. The members were selected from various parts of the community. They worked on naming the new parks and those names will be presented to the Belton City council later this month.
The most important in terms of deserved recognition is Clifton Peters Field in Heritage Park. Peters a former council member was also a coach on various teams over the years. The newest ball field will be named after him.
The white water development on Nolan Creek has been a major success story for the Belton community. The area behind The Gin is simply a favorite spot for area residents. From weddings to couples watching the water it is highly used area. The proposed name is The Landing at Creekside Park.
Near the Martin Luther King Bridge there will be a ¼ mile nature trail. This trail is part of the trail system the community has been building through a series of grants through TxDot. The trail is part of the latest grant the city received.
There will be parking and a picnic table near the bridge. The trail will be along the creek starting in this area.
“This is the final piece of the latest grant project. There will be a kayak landing area. It is so quiet down there. When you are down there, you don’t even know you are in Belton,” said Matt Bates, Recreation and Events Director for the city.
The proposed name is Nolan Creek Nature Trail.
The city is also working on developing an updated Master Parks plan. Many of the planned parks on the original plan have been developed. Add to that is the growth of the community. The need for future parks will be addressed in the form of a plan. Public input is huge in this process.
Residents can complete a survey that can be found on the City of Belton’s website www.beltontexas.gov/survey. There will also be hard copies of this survey at the front desk of The Belton Journal.