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Givens getting even better

Thursday, September 8, 2022 by Tai Moses

Photo courtesy of Austin Parks & Recreation Department.

An upcoming event at Givens District Park will celebrate and honor the park’s history and dedicate its Lone Star Legacy award, bestowed by the Texas Recreation and Park Society. The Festival of Recognition and Remembrance “will commemorate the rich history of the park and kick off the construction phase of the new pool and historic bathhouse rehabilitation.” In addition to a food truck competition and water games, there will be a showing of the movie Luca beginning at 7 p.m. Chauncey Allen Patterson, programming supervisor at Givens Rec Center, said the community is “celebrating the legacy of and saying goodbye to the Givens Pool that has served this community for over 50 years. In doing so, we make way for a new, modern facility for East Austinites. This place is more than a pool, it is a part of the storied history of the east side and the home of memories made in this community that span multiple generations.” Saturday, Sept. 17, 5 p.m., Givens Recreation Center, 3811 E. 12th St.

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