The philosophy of stewardship and education has been crucial in the planning and development of the Woodlands Stewardship Education Center. The region encompasses 4,400 acres and 43 parks with specific-use zones, such as community-serving recreation space and resource-stewardship areas, that were designated in each park. The Sully Woodlands Regional Masterplan was approved in 2006. The masterplan recommends an interpretive center to educate the public about natural and cultural stewardship.
The careful and responsible management of FCPA’s natural and cultural resources provides a unique opportunity for active and interactive educational experiences. To support this vision, the Park Authority is proposing to develop the Woodlands Stewardship Education Center. The proposed facility is to be a state-of-the-art interpretive center to provide educational services, and core facilities to allow the space to be rented to the public. The project will be located at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Sully Woodlands.
To align with the sustainable mission and goals of the Park Authority, the project will be designed to meet the rigorous sustainable design standards of the Living Building Challenge and be one of only a few facilities in the region that will meet these standards.
Healthy Landscapes Ensure Healthy Communities
To provide orientation to the natural and cultural resources and engage the public in stewardship through education and action.
|Project Time Line|
|Kickoff Meeting||Oct 2012|
|Initial Feasibility Complete||Apr 2014|
|RFQ for Consultants||Jun 2014|
|Partner Outreach Phase Kickoff||Feb 2016|
|Partner Outreach Charrette||Sep 2016|
|Feasibility Study Phase Kickoff||Oct 2016|
|Complete Partner Outreach/Feasibility||May 2017|
|Revised Program to Current Scope||Jun 2017|
|Phase II RFP issued||Dec 2017|
|Concept Design Kickoff||May 2018|
|Schematic Design||Oct 2018|
|Partner Meetings||Mar 2019|
|PAB Scope Item||Jun 2019|
|Design Development||Oct 2019|
|50% Construction Documents||Dec 2019|
|95% Project Completion||Feb 2020|
|100% Construction Documents||Nov 2020|
|Obtain Permits||Jul 2021|
|Bid Project||Oct 2021|
|Start Construction||Dec 2021|
|Ribbon Cutting Ceremony||Late Fall 2023|
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