Nueces County Commissioners last week gave the go-ahead to a contractor to begin work on the next phase of a $1 million park project in Banquete.

County leaders unanimously approved the execution of a $299,000 contract with Bay Area Contracting and Construction Inc. for Phase 1B of the Banquete Park Project. Work is estimated to take about four months.

The project will include renovations and additions to existing concession stands and announcers booth, entry gate and new concrete sidewalk, new asphalt parking lot and driveway, a new children's play area with mulch topping and a new chain link fence.

The project is being funded through both a state grant and matching Precinct 2 county funds.