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New play structure at Red B. Reed Park is now open to the community

CrossroadsToday.com | Victoria Television Group
CrossroadsToday.com | Victoria Television Group
 2022-12-08

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VICTORIA, Texas – On Friday, Dec. 2, City officials, Parks & Recreation commission representatives and several residents, including families with young children, gathered at Ted B. Reed Park to celebrate the opening of the new play structure.

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The new play structure features the following:

  • separate play areas for younger and older children,
  • a walking trail around the two areas,
  • wheelchair-accessible features,
  • a new glider swing
  • and engineered wood fiber surfacing.

According to the City of Victoria, the structure will also be easier to maintain. Replacement parts for the previous, 25-year-old play structure were no longer being produced.

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Jason Alfaro, director of the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation, informed attendees that the City is working to rehabilitate and replace worn-out play structures as part of the community-driven Parks & Recreation master plan.

Alfaro released the following statement

“From the master planning process, we learned that Ted B. Reed Park is the third most visited park in the City,” Alfaro said. “We wanted to give it some love.”

Next year, Parks & Recreation will continue its rehabilitation effort by replacing the play structure at the Children’s Park in Riverside Park.

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Following the ribbon-cutting, families went to play on the new structure with their children. Here are some photos from the event.

You can find more information about the Parks & Recreation master plan by visiting www.victoriatx.gov/masterplans . You can also find more information about public parks in Victoria here .

The City of Victoria provided the above information and photos.

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