The City of Tomball and Precinct 4 signed an interlocal agreement in October joining two small parks into one 20-acre space.
Although the agreement does not transfer ownership, the agreement authorizes Precinct 4 staff to “establish, provide, maintain, construct, and operate” recreational facilities at the park, while the city will provide a connection to city water facilities and the use of a portion of the barn for county maintenance equipment.
The greenspace, which already includes a playground, will feature walking trails, sports fields, a pond, restrooms, and a parking lot.
Land for Broussard Park was donated by The Humana Foundation in 2014, and a playground was installed soon after. The 14-acre park is still under construction.
Mathews Park is a 6-acre facility with one lighted softball field, one lighted basketball pavilion, one unlighted basketball court, one volleyball court, a barbecue pavilion, a community building, a playground, picnic tables, barbecue grills, a 1/3-mile paved trail, and restroom facilities.
A community building within Matthews Park offers an activity room with a kitchen, and the outdoor area offers a barbecue pit and gazebo with electricity. The community building can accommodate a group of up to 75 people and may be reserved for a maximum of five hours a day.
Visitors can access Broussard Park at 1414 E. Hufsmith Road and Mathews Park at 1728 Hufsmith Road in Tomball.