Parks & Recreation Awarded the Lone Star Park Award
The City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Division was recently awarded the Lone Star Legacy Park award for Everman Park by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS) in a ceremony at the association’s annual institute in Waco on February 28, 2018.
A Lone Star Legacy Park is classified as a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas. To qualify for consideration, the park must have endured the test of time and become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on its grounds. Nominated parks must be a minimum of 50 years old and had to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- The property represents distinctive design and/or construction.
- The park is associated with historic events or sites.
- The park is associated with events specific to the local community/state.
- The park is home to unique natural features.
Parks have played an important role in the development of our communities throughout history. Local parks help promote community, natural respite and social interaction as communities were founded, developed and prospered and all parks so designated will be included in a state-wide initiative promoting Heritage Tourism.
This marks Abilene's third Lone Star Park Award. Rose Park was awarded in 2014 and Nelson Park in 2016.