SIMONTON - (Covering Fort Bend News) - A Fort Bend County park dedicated last October has already doubled in size. It's located at 4026 Nails Road in Simonton.
The formal dedication of the Abe and Lizzie Daily Park was held On October 6, 2018. The crowd on hand was able to view plans for the more than 68 acre park on land donated by Dr. Harold Daily, his wife Joyce and daughter, Laura. Those plans include at least four baseball diamonds and two soccer fields along with a nature preserve along the Brazos River. Now, thanks to the county’s acquisition of additional land purchased from Abe Daily Jr. and his wife, Cacilie Daily of Houston, the size of the park will grow to about 120 acres.
At the park’s dedication, county officials predicted that construction of the park would begin early in 2019. Surveys are now underway to determine a drainage plan for the park. After the survey is completed, county officials promise that work will begin on the fields.
"We support being a champion of the community, we are very excited to see the Abe and Lizzie Daily Park becomes a reality and a place where adults and children of all ages will have a place to play 'Daily,'" said Fulshear Katy Area Chamber of Commerce President Don McCoy. "Nothing says 'Community' more so than a community park," McCoy added.
The new slogan “I play Daily” is taking off, and sports groups are looking forward to finally having a location in Fort Bend County that their teams can call home.
With more than 200,000 residents in this area, there is only one set of county ballfields, and those are inside the Barker Reservoir. Parents are looking forward to a closer drive to Daily Park to watch their kids play.
Work is just beginning on the original park, and use of the additional land is in the planning stage. Members of the community now have an opportunity to express their opinions and support inclusion of the park on the 2019 facilities bond.