Neighborhood Park Project Finally Completed

A partial  look of  Montes-Castro Park on Ninth Street. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

A partial look of Montes-Castro Park on Ninth Street. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Construction of the city’s first neighborhood park has been completed.

And to mark the realization of the outdoor facility, city and chamber of commerce officials held Thursday, April 26, a ceremony to unveil the park on West Ninth Street.

Called Montes- Castro Park, the facility was built with funds allocated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the city, each entity contributing $75,000 to the project.

Mayor Polo Narvaez said the park will serve its purpose to a sector of the population.

“It’s a good project,” he said. “The land was donated to us and we came up with the funds to build it.”

During a city council meeting, City Manager Mark Milum said the park was finally built even though it took longer than anticipated.

“It’s a pretty nice project,” he told the council. “The contractor did a pretty good job.”

He announced at the meeting that a ribbon cutting ceremony was scheduled for April 26, and it was held Thursday as planned.

‘We have already seen kids playing at the park,” Milum said. “And you can even hear birds singing.”

The park has a children’s playground, two BBQ pits, eight benches, two picnic tables, two water fountains, and plants some of which are known to attract birds and butterflies.

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