The Wait Is Over: 8 years later, new San Benito park is on the way

SAN BENITO — The bulldozers were out, already moving dirt.

After eight years of putting money away, a new park is finally on its way to becoming a reality in the Resaca City.

With shovels in hand and hard hats on their heads, city officials excitedly dug up dirt yesterday for the official groundbreaking of the city’s newest park.

Work crews have already begun to dig up the ground for the 12-acre park. It is currently unnamed, but some people call South Park, said San Benito Parks and Recreation Director Art Garza.

The park is being made possible by a $494,755 grant from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation. It will become the inspiration the city needs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

In addition, the city will use $134,207 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds, $104,864 in city General Fund budget money and $14,270 in-kind services.

Those include services from the Boys & Girls Club, Cameron County Master Gardeners, Keep San Benito Beautiful and the Parks and Recreation Board.

The park project will total $748,096.

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