Belton's Heritage Park to expand by more than 84 acres

Posted at 6:11 PM, May 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:10-04

For the first time in 30 years, Belton's Heritage Park is expanding. 

Belton City Council voted Tuesday night to expand the park by more than 84 acres for a little over $2 million.

The land that will be purchased is part of the old Leon Valley Golf Course that has been closed down for some time now. 

The city will close on the land in June and begin planning what the expansion will include. 

"On a typical weekend, we can have 800 kids playing baseball out here and 1100 playing soccer. There's a need for more parking, and there's a need for another entrance... and we believe that those needs will be met in the near future," Paul Romer with the City of Belton said. 

The City Council made the decision to expand the park in a way so residents will not see their taxes go up.

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