VAN ALSTYNE, Texas (KTEN) -- As the city of Van Alstyne continues to develop, city staff are thinking about the quality of life for those people moving in. 

"We also believe that our parks system is very important to the people that live here," said City Manager, Lane Jones.

City council awarded a construction contract to build a new park between Dallas Avenue and Kelly Lane.

The park will feature 24 acres of green space. 

"Has a 3.3 acre fishing pond on it. It will have fishing gear. Has a very large pergola, so family gatherings can be held there," said Jones. "It has walking trails. Has a playground. Just a lot of outdoor type of activities will be held at that space."

Which will allow people to make more of those family memories. 

"It's very exciting," said Van Alstyne taxpayer, Stephen Sanchez. "I saw there will be some fishing ponds. A little play area. I know that she is going to love it for sure."

The price tag is $6 million; however, it won't impact taxpayers. 

"It was funded through the issuance of certificate of obligations," Jones said. "So debt obligation, but it's well within our existing taxing rate. No impact on our current taxing rate."

City staff plans to hold a ground breaking ceremony on September 25.

"By that time, we will have all our storm water run off components in place," Jones said.

The goal is to have the project fully underway by the middle of October with a completion date of May of 2024.