By LAUREN LAUGHLIN
Special to the PRESS
The City of South Padre Island and the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee hosted a night at the park. City Council, committee members, and city staff joined the public for fun and answered questions at Water Tower Park from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on July 13th.
Over 75 people came to the event, many of them local teens who wanted to ask about the start of a skate park on the Island.
South Padre Island Mayor and the Parks Committee are interested in building a skate park near the water tower park and also a fence around the water tower park itself. “It was a huge success,” said Parks Committee Chairperson Jackie Conrad, “The kids of the Island got to meet city personnel who will help make the decisions affecting the park and ask them questions, and city personnel were able to meet with them and ask the kids what they wanted.”
The Water Tower Park averages between 25 to 50 parkgoers a night and is one of only two free parks on the Island.
The Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee will host a free concert at the Water Tower Park on August 7th.