Daniel Park to close for renovation

City Manager Theo Melancon (in green T-shirt) helps load wheelbarrows with bark mulch for a playground construction at Daniel Park in this photo taken in November 2019.

Daniel Park, located on Arnold Drive, off of FM 1008, will be closed for extensive renovations beginning Monday, May 11. The park is expected to reopen at the end of August.

The city pool, which is located inside of the park will remain closed throughout the summer as the work continues.

Renovation of the park will include:

  • The total renovation of the concession stands
  • Replacement of the electrical system
  • Replacement of field lighting and poles
  • Replacement of scoreboards
  • Reconditioning of all ball fields
  • Resurfacing and asphalting the main drive, parking areas, and the drive leading to the softball fields
  • Drainage improvements

“This work will complement the new playscape equipment that was built in November as a partnership between the City, KaBoom! and the Rebuild Texas Fund,” said City Manager Theo Melancon. “Our Master Park Plan identifies Daniel Park as an important part of the quality of life in Dayton, now and as the city grows. We’re already seeing exponential growth in our youth sports, and this renovation will help accommodate all of our young ballplayers.”

Although the park’s nickname is Daniel Park, the park’s official name is “Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Park.” The park includes the Dayton city pool, baseball/softball fields, playground equipment, covered pavilion, picnic tables, walking/jogging trail, and restrooms. 

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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