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According to Roy Rodriguez, McAllen City Manager, the Airport Park was established in 1976 and located at Airport Park, 2202 S. 26th St.
The McAllen City Commission District 4. Improvements were made possible through the Park Land Zone 1 Funding at a cost of $163,176.84.
The project included new picnic tables and trash receptacles and additional A.D.A.-compliant tables with sidewalk connections.
The Rental Pavilion also received new tables and new paint and the parking lot was resealed and striped.
Most notably, the previous wooden two-stall restrooms were demolished and replaced with masonry restroom that includes a total of three stalls, including a family restroom with an A.D.A. accessible adult-changing table.
Veronica Vela Whitacre, City commissioner pointed out that to commemorate the improvements, McAllen Parks & Recreation placed a stone sign at the entrance corralled by white vinyl fencing where wildflowers are expected to bloom later this spring.
Dist. 4 Comm. Tania Ramirez attended the ceremony. For her the improvements for this park represent even more to her, since she is the district 4 commissioner.
“Landscaping, irrigation, trash receptacles, and the restrooms were all done through in-house efforts by the City of McAllen Parks & Recreation,” said Mike Hernandez, CPM director of parks.