Tuesday’s Bryan city council workshop included the first public disclosure of plans of converting the Travis B. Bryan municipal golf course into a superpark.
Mayor Jason Bienski says he’s been working on the project for six months.
Bienski says golf course revenue continues to fall and major expenditures would be required to compete with Briarcrest and the recently reopened Texas A&M course.
The mayor says a consultant has been hired and a formal presentation will be made in the next 30 days.
Bienski says the 150 acre space can be turned into artificial fields for football, baseball, softball, and soccer…along with walking trails and volleyball courts.
Space would also be available for lease for restaurants and maybe hotels.
The course was renamed about five years ago to honor Travis B. Bryan, who organized its construction in the 1920’s and who regularly played there until his death in 1963.
Click below for comments from Jason Bienski, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.