Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park Wednesday, Sept. 30 next to Brewster Elementary School in Edinburg.
The new park will provide recreational space for residents of the Linn-San Manuel area, including Brewster Elementary School and the Boys and Girls Club.
“The idea of this park is to implement a wildlife green space,” said Palacios. “This park is going to be an instrument to our kids, not just for recreation but for them to recognize the fundamentals of what we think they need: respect, good team-building, sportsmanship, a place where they can fellowship with their families and friends.”
Some of the amenities will include a pavilion with basketball courts; baseball and softball fields, including dugouts and bleachers; three playground systems; a concession stand; and a walking trail. Sitting on a 10-acre tract, the project is estimated to cost $1.2 million and is funded by Precinct 4, the Hidalgo County Urban County Program and Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.
“This is a joyous occassion, especially for the leaders of this community that are an inspiration to build a community of familiy,” said Brewster Principal Cipriano Peña.
Parks are vitally important to establishing and maintain the quality of life in a community, ensuring the health of families and youth, and contributing to the economic and environmental well-being of our community, officials said prior to breaking ground on the new park.
“This facility will truly work for everyone in this area,” said ECISD school Board President Robert Peña. “I would like to extend a special thank you to Precinct 4 and Commissioner Joseph Palacios for working with the district in so many different projects.”