Future Home of City Park est. 2023

The 8 at Tool will be a community gathering place for everyone. Features will include an amphitheater for events, a walking/jogging figure eight, a splash pad and unique play area for kids that will incorporate music, climbing, nets, and more. There will be numerous other areas such as a Veterans’ Memorial, Botanical Gardens, Butterfly Garden, Mural Wall, Dog Park, Fishing Pond with Pier and Benches throughout the park along with Picnic Tables with a Food Truck Court.  The 8 at Tool will truly be a destination for the entire family.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Grant Award
Making History, Cultivating Community and Inspiring Play

It is with great pride that the Governing Body of the City of Tool announces that On May 27th 2021, the City received a 1.5 million dollar grant for the development of a City Park. 
The grant is a 50/50 match which means the City’s cost will be $750,000 and the grant will match that dollar for dollar.
This park will provide the city’s growing population with a quality gathering space that will caters to all generations and will greatly complement the livability of the city.
The City is hosting a Gala Fundraiser event to help raise funds for it’s portion of the match.

Multiple Sponsorship opportunities exist starting at just $100! More details on the Gala below:

City of Tool Gala Fundraiser

Dinner, Live and Silent Auctions!

When:  October 9, 2021

Time:  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Registration at 5:30)

Where:  Cedar Creek Country Club;  18392 Country Club Dr. Kemp TX

              • Per Ticket Cost:  $100
              • Per Table Cost:  $750  (10 per table)

Ticket includes dinner and two drink tickets and access to silent & live auction. Stay tuned for a list of auction items!

To register or donate go to: birdease.com/The8atTool

Park Sponsorship Opportunities

All sponsorships will include either a brick, stone, or plaque with an opportunity to put your name, company, or a name of your choosing. Sponsorships over $10,000, signs will be customized.


Includes 1 table to Gala
Fishing Pond w/Pier
Includes 1 table to Gala
  Dog Park                                    
$30,000                                                      Includes 1 table to Gala
 Botanical Gardens                    $17,500
Includes 1 table to Gala
Memorial Brick
Up to 3 lines
Splash Pad
Includes 1 table to Gala
 Veterans Memorial
Includes 1 table to Gala
Sand Volleyball Pit
Includes 1 table to Gala
Picnic Table
Includes 4 Gala Tickets
Mural Wall
Includes 1 table to Gala
Butterfly Garden
Includes 4 Gala Tickets
Park Benches
Includes 2 Gala Tickets
Includes 2 Gala Tickets

Ready  to Sponsor?  birdease.com/The8atTool

Park Elements

Park Master Plan

Future Dates are Tentative

2019 Jan – Citizen Survey (1)

2019 May – Began Capturing Contiguous land to City Hall

2019 Dec – Obtained 10 Acre Tract for Park Development

2020 Jan – Citizen Survey (2)

2020 Feb – City Council Annual Planning Meeting

2020 Apr – First Meeting with Park Developer & Engineer

2020 Nov – Applied for  Grant

2021 May  – Received Award

2021 Jun  – TPW Grant Coordinator Site Visit and Planning for Gala Fundraiser

2021 July – Professional Services Agreements Executed

2021 Aug – Grant Contracts Signed  with TPW (Texas Parks & Wildlife), Online Grant Management Portal Access, Grant Workshop

2021 Sep – Preconstruction Preparations

2021 Oct – Fundraising Gala (see above)

2021 Dec – Obtain permits

2022 Jan – Groundbreaking