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East Austin veterans memorial finds a home

Monday, July 12, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Plans for a veterans memorial in Edward Rendon Sr. Metro Park are moving forward. City Council approved a resolution in March asking the city manager to work with the Austin Travis County Vietnam Memorial Association to identify a location. This month comes news confirming that the location has been found: just west of the Nash Hernandez Building in the park. According to a July 9 memo from Parks and Recreation director Kimberly McNeeley, “This area was selected due to its gentle slopes, away from existing utility infrastructure and close to the roadway for better accessibility. The parkland needed for the concept the group is working with requires about 6,500 square feet of land. The association is in the fundraising phase of the project which is anticipated to cost approximately $1.5 million.”

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