By Kristen Barton
Planned renovations for Broughton Recreation Center and Park in Longview include a new gym and basketball court, more parking spaces, a new trail and other additions.
In 2018, Longview voters approved a $24.7 million bond proposition for parks improvements. That includes $5.7 million to upgrade the Broughton Recreation facilities at 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Broughton Park was acquired by the city before 1960, and the recreation center was built in 1978.
LPA Design Studios of Dallas was hired by the city to prepare designs and construction documents for the projects.
Spring Creek Park on Mona Drive also is scheduled for upgrades using bond funds. Construction starts for that project won’t begin until April 1 at the earliest, according to the city’s most recent timeline.