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Posted on: December 8, 2022

City and partners break ground on dog park within Riverside Park

Group of people dig shovels into a pile of dirt with heavy machinery in the background

PHOTO #1: From left, Councilman Duane Crocker, City Manager Jesús A. Garza, Parks & Recreation Commissioner Laurie Eder, Councilman Rafael DeLaGarza, Councilman Mark Loffgren, Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation President Russell Dempsey, By Grace Floors & Construction co-owner Carlos Ordoñez, Parks & Recreation Commission Vice Chair Mike Rivera and Parks & Recreation Commission Chair W. Lee Keeling participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking hosted by the City’s Parks & Recreation department Dec. 7 at the future site of the dog park in Riverside Park. The dog park is scheduled to open in May 2023. The project is funded through the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation and through funds raised by Izzy Drane and Girl Scout Troop #9565.

A man stands in front of a podium in a park with a tree and overturned dirt behind himPHOTO #2: Alex Drane, father of Girl Scout Izzy Drane, speaks at the City of Victoria’s groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 7 at the future site of the dog park in Riverside Park. Izzy, who passed away this year, partnered with the City of Victoria on the project and raised funds for dog agility equipment within the dog park as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

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