Lincoln Park improvements have been designated as an official Tricentennial initiative thanks to a generous $1 million contribution. General park rehabilitation and improvements will be enhanced, to include a splash pad in the park as part of the project. Improvements are on scheduled to be completed in time for the Tricentennial celebration in May 2018.
(SAN ANTONIO) — In his continued commitment to enhance the quality of life for the San Antonio community and beyond, H-E-B Chairman and CEO Charles Butt has pledged a personal donation of $1 million to the redevelopment of Lincoln Park, located at 2915 E. Commerce. The City of San Antonio has recommended $1 million in park improvements as part of the 2017 bond program. Combined, Butt’s contribution and proposed bond program funds total $2 million in park improvements for the City’s Eastside.
Park improvements include a splash pad, walking trails, playgrounds, fitness stations, lighting upgrades, a pavilion, Wi-Fi and further connectivity and accessibility to the surrounding neighborhoods. The splash pad and connectivity improvements are scheduled for completion in May 2018. To track the status of the project click here: http://www.sanantonio.gov/2017Bond.
Lincoln Park has been designated as an official Tricentennial initiative because it is accessible to everyone and will be sustainable for future generations. Lincoln Park has a significant role in San Antonio’s history. It was the first public park accessible to the African American community nearly a century ago. These improvements will have a lasting impact for the next century.
This level of investment in Lincoln Park is a positive step forward in addressing the community needs on the eastside and beyond. Through this kind of public and private collaboration, we can take great leaps in improving recreation, facilities and infrastructure in these expanding communities.