Congratulations to the residents of Texas City, who will benefit from a $5.5 million donation from BP to fund two new parks. They are expected to open within the next year.
Gift will help pay for two new parks in city
By THAYER EVANS CHRONICLE CORRESPONDENT
— Houston Chronicle2
A pledge of $5.5 million by BP will help fund two new parks in Texas City, one of which will be a 45-acre sportsplex that could open by the end of 2009.
The energy company already has provided $2.5 million, Mayor Matt Doyle said. Another $2 million will be given to the city next year and the remaining $1 million will come in 2010.
The sportsplex will be called Magnolia Park and is estimated to cost $3.5 million, he said. The price of a 338-acre environmental park that will be called Central Park is not yet known.
The city already owns the property for both parks, Doyle said.
In addition to the parks, approximately $500,000 of BP’s pledge will be spent on solar panels for the new $4.5 million Sanders-Vincent Community Center, a 15,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on five acres in the 500 block of Third Ave. N.
2 = article may expire in a few weeks.