Stewart Park Renovation
The City of Beaumont prides itself on offering parks and recreation services that addresses the needs for every citizen. To keep up with the growth of the city and further enhance the quality of life for our residents, Beaumont has begun a complete renovation to Stewart Park located in downtown Beaumont.
On Tuesday, January 19, the Beaumont City Council approved a draft conceptual plan for Stewart Park. Renovation of the 11-acre park will be the most significant undertaking since the acquisition and development of the park in 1939.
Currently, the park stretches across three City blocks between Orange Avenue and Magnolia Avenue and features a full basketball court, a pool facility, a restroom/concession stand, a pavilion with a concrete pad for live entertainment, a skate park, playground, a baseball diamond, and a small parking lot.
In the Fall of 2020, the City initiated a swimming pool assessment and feasibility study of the 55-year-old Plunge. The report concluded that the facility was in need of significant repairs that could not be funded with restricted CIP funding. In lieu of repairing the outdated facility, the City Council chose to demolish the pool and replace it with a 17,000 square foot splash pad which can be utilized year-round.
Additional elements proposed in the plan include a concrete walking trail throughout the length of the park, picnic pavilions throughout the park, multi-generational and inclusive playground equipment with shade structures, a gaga ball court, increased parking facilities, connection of the park across Ninth and Tenth Streets, and a new bandshell with modern sound and lighting equipment. The existing skate park and basketball courts will remain in their current location and will be updated with modern equipment.
Renovation of 11-acre park is expected to be complete by end of summer 2022.
Beaumont is excited to enhance the quality of life in the downtown with the revitalization of Stewart Park providing a dynamic destination for families of all ages.