Veterans park closer to reality

Posted Wednesday, May. 22, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Further steps toward the construction of Parker County Veterans Memorial Park were taken during last week’s city council meeting.

In 2010, the Weatherford City Council approved the addition of the memorial park honoring local veterans and in May 2011, the council approved its placement on a piece of land at the corner of Eureka Street and Santa Fe Drive.

But at the most recent council meeting May 14, the council agreed to let it instead be located inside Soldier Spring Park.

The original resolution the council adopted concerning the memorial declared its goal of honoring all those who serve or have served the United States in any military branch.

Members of the local American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Gold Star Mothers organizations agreed to participate in the funding and construction of the memorial.

Although the new site was approved, no construction can begin until a detailed site plan for the new location is submitted and approved by the boards and the council.

The request was brought before the Park Board in April and was approved unanimously.

Danielle Felts, director of the parks and recreation, then presented the request to the council, which also approved the change of location.

Because a historical marker is already located in Soldier Spring Park, Felts said they also sought out the opinion of the state historical commission. Because it is a subject marker, the property can be further developed without restrictions.

The proposed park site is near the intersection of Thrush Avenue and Mosley Drive.

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