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Donations needed for Christoval City Park improvements

The park was last renovated in 1950, the Christoval City Park Improvements group is raising money for repairs.
Credit: Esmeralda Perez

CHRISTOVAL, Texas — Christoval City Park Improvements has raised $320,000 in 2021, and are asking for the community’s help to cover extra costs for city park repairs.

“Every improvement made to our parks is done through grants and special funding. Consequently, this park we have the county to thank for giving us a 50-year lease. The funding is important at this time because Christoval is unincorporated that means there are not city taxes, no city government to contribute to this project and it falls on the shoulders of our citizens,” Community Foundation President Sylvia Pate, said

Pate said the park has not been renovated since the 1950’s. The updates for the city park include a new pavilion, play area, picnic gazebos and restrooms. 

“In order to finish the park we have about $400,000 left to go. The primary focal point at this time is to get more funding for the playscape. We have just received a $100,000 grant from the San Angelo Health Foundation which was very generous and we have about $50,000 to go to start the play equipment,” Pate said. 

She said repairs are expected to begin in spring 2022.

“It takes hard working people with a vision to come together, it’s been worked on for several years but just recently it came together with the efforts of this foundation to find other founders to bring in funds to build the playscape, staging of the pavilion and the bathrooms and all this kind of stuff has been needed and wanted in this community for a long time,” Tom Green County Commissioner Bill Ford said. 

For more information, including how to donate, go to cityparkctx.com