Maypearl Independent School District, the City of Maypearl and the Maypearl Youth Association have reached a 10-year agreement concerning the city-owned Maypearl Sport Park at 5720 FM 66.
Maypearl ISD will assume full management of the park facility. It will make necessary repairs and, with district resources, take care of the property. This is a win-win for the taxpayers of the district and city. This decision was made after several months of discussions among the three organizations.
"This will take a burden off of the city during this period and the district will be able to keep this park looking great,” Maypearl ISD Superintendent Ritchie Bowling said. "The park is one of the first things you see when entering Maypearl from Waxahachie on 66, and it is important keep this park looking great for those who worked so hard to originally build it."
"This could not have happened had it not been for the leadership of our current mayor, Joanne Mathers, the City Council, the Maypearl Youth Association and the Board of Trustees for Maypearl ISD,” Bowling added. “In our community, we always try to work together for what is best for our kids and community."
The City has agreed to provide a water well for the property. This will take some time, but should be completed over the next six to eight months.
There are plans over the coming years to improve the parking lot, park entry and other areas as the budget will allow. To not exhaust the MISD budget, the District will apply for grants and solicit the support of local individuals.