New Park Coming to Weslaco


New Park Coming to Weslaco

Weslaco park groundbreakingThe City of Weslaco held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 23 for a new 45-acre park off of FM 88 and Mile 11 Road.

This project will feature a one-mile park trail and additional nature trails, a fitness equipment station. Other athletic amenities will include tennis courts, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts and youth soccer fields. Kids will be able to enjoy a splash pad, while entertainment will have a home in an amphitheater. Future phases may also include softball/youth baseball fields, lighted athletic fields, playgrounds and additional picnic units.

The City of Weslaco has received assistance from several different entities that are helping with the funding and building. Grants for the new park include a $500,000 grant through the Land and Water Conservation Fund U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. Funds also come from a the Knapp Community Care Foundation ($500,000) and the Weslaco Economic Development Corporation ($500,000).

Hidalgo County Precinct One is providing assistance by building a one-mile 12-foot wide asphalt trail and playground system. The City of Weslaco is committing $300,000 and in-house construction of the park road and parking lot.  Total commitment for phase one of the project is $1.8 million.

The city is aiming for a park completion date of July 2020.