Blues music serenaded the grand reopening of one of the oldest municipal parks in the country Monday as dozens turned out to see the new upgrades to Travis Park, which include new landscaping, seating and a dog park.
“It’s really nice and will be a great place to bring the kids for a lunch picnic,” said Cory Retherford, who was at the opening with her two children, age 1 and 3.
The 2.6-acre downtown park was closed in January to undergo improvements including electrical upgrades that were funded by a 2012 bond election, as well as improvements to infrastructure, maintenance and landscaping that were funded by a grant from Southwest Airlines, according to a press release from the city.
“The revitalization of Travis Park will make the urban core more attractive for locals and tourists alike,” Mayor Julián Castro said in a news release. “By engaging both the public and private sectors, we are creating a vibrant community hub in the heart of downtown.” More–>