LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Even though Jones Park pool remains closed due to an inability to hire lifeguards, the park is on the banks of another sporting activity: fishing.
Chuck Walker, City of Lufkin Director of Public Works, said the city is moving forward with plans to install a T-shaped pier on Jones Lake.
“It's going to be a floating pier so that it will be more accessible as far as fishing walk out on the pier and fish," Walker explained.
He also added the city is now in the stage of call for bids on the pier proposal. That process should take 10 to 14 days.
For those who frequent the tennis courts at Chamber's Park, the city council has an action item on its agenda for its next public meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2015: re-paving the tennis courts.
The storms that struck Lufkin on May 18th toppled a tree onto the south court. However, Walker said the tennis courts were already scheduled for re-paving.
"In doing that we're going to replace the tennis courts, fencing and so forth,” Walker said with a look of relief about the storms additional damage to the two courts. “And it wasn't a good thing that the tree fell, but it didn't hurt us either because we already had plans to replace those."
Both courts are severely cracked and even have weed growth.
According to Tuesday's agenda, the Lufkin City Council will vote on awarding the contract to Buckeye Construction and its $56,045 bid for the re-pavement.