Williamson County held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week for River Ranch County Park, which will comprise more than 1,000 acres of meadowlands, wetlands and hills running along the South Fork of the San Gabriel River just outside Liberty Hill.
The master plan for the park includes areas for picnics, camping, hiking, horse paths and RV camping. The park is being developed by Ritter, Botkin Prime Construction Company at a cost of $11 million.
Monday's ceremony was held at the new park entrance road which is being built off Bagdad Road/CR 279 west of CR 278. Building the half-mile long entrance road also involved reconstruction of the intersection to include acceleration and turn lanes. The project also includes utilities, and a trail connecting Bagdad Road and Park Headquarters.
The entrance roadway design was completed by LAN and is being constructed by Champion Site Preparation for just under $3 million. The road is anticipated to be completed in 16 months.