Current Capital Improvement Projects

Founders Park Development Underway

During the fiscal year (FY2021-2022) budget process Council approved improvements to Founders Park, the area behind the city facilities.  A park enhancement project is currently underway, to include a new pavilion, public restrooms, and walking trails through Founders Park.  The week of January 25, 2022 is the target date to break ground for the installation of a pavilion.  In the following weeks, concrete work and the installation of the pavilion will occur.  How exciting!  Public restrooms are expected to be installed between the two baseball fields, near the Cindy Jones playground the first week of March 2022.  The smaller baseball field will become a girls’ softball field and will include a baseball field for 10-years old and under players.  New fencing will be installed around the smaller field.  After completion of the pavilion and restrooms, new walking trails will be installed beginning at the childrens park playground connecting to the public restrooms and proceeding around Founders Park area and the new Founders Park Pavilion, and eventually connecting to the city parking lot located at Cockrell Hill Road and Main Street.  This will be a huge enhancement to Founders Park, adding beauty and opportunities to the public for planned events, and providing a place for children to play and families to connect with nature and enjoy the outdoors. Walking trails will not only offer a connection to all of the downtown area but also offer a means for residents to maintain health and stay fit. This will be a tangible reflection of the quality of life in the Ovilla community.   The photo is a concept plan of the pavilion.  Concept Plan of Pavilion 01.2022 04.2022 .1 Mayor Dormier, Council, EDC, Public Works Director and Park Supervisor at groundbreaking.


The City of Ovilla is excited to share that the Main Street Park Lot Expansion is set to begin on Monday, October 05, 2020.  This will add approximately 57 new much needed downtown parking spaces.  

Please be aware of the construction site on Main Street across from the Ovilla Fire Station.  The staging areas will be at the City's property located at 708 W. Main Street. The expected duration for this project is 60-days. 

Main St Parking

Streets/Roadwork - July 2020

  1. Ellis County Precinct 4 will perform the following roadwork: Georgetown, Buckboard (North end) and Silver Spur will undergo rehabilitation/reclaim in the coming weeks.  Ditch and culvert cleaning will be included.  

  2. Ellis county Precinct 4 will reclaim the police department and city hall parking lots, including an asphalt parking area for the newly established public works building next to the police department.      

Main Street Sanitary Project is complete

Council Approved 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget. 

Thank you for your patience during road closures.