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Parque Zaragoza awarded $50K ACL grant

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Tai Moses

Austin City Limits Music Festival Park Grants, a program of the Austin Parks Foundation, has selected East Austin’s Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park to receive a 2019 Fall Community Grant of $50,000. The grant will be used “for the installation of shade structures around the pool deck and over parts of the historic pool,” according to a news release on the award. Jen Massing Harris, president of the Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Association, said, “This grant will help protect the community, summer camp kids and City Aquatic and PARD staff against potential health risks caused from exposure to the sun’s UV radiation. It will also make our pool more desirable by providing cooler areas outdoors and help increase community usability.” Ladye Anne Wofford, chief mission officer at Austin Parks Foundation, added, “We are proud to financially support these amazing community-initiated projects that will surely continue to make our city a unique and wonderful place to live.”

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