The College Station City Council voted 4-3 against buying more than one acre of land for its Greenways Program.
The property in the 1500 block of University Oaks Boulevard was being discussed to become part of the city's flood management program, and half of the $100,000 cost would have been donated by the owner.
Several council members voiced concern buying property with no current plans for development.
The city council also approved 6-1 the Parks and Recreation Department's user fees for the 2013-2104 year.
The cost of dying is also going up.
The price for a standard space at the College Station Cemetery is rising from $1,250 to 1,375.
A cremation space jumped from $400 to $440.
Most fees within the department are staying the same.