Thursday, April 29, 2021

Parque Zaragoza’s 90th Anniversary Year-Long Celebration


Parque Zaragoza's 90th Anniversary Year-Long Celebration

Amigos de Parque Zaragoza and Austin City Council District 3 will be celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Parque Zaragoza with a year-long celebration beginning May 5, 2021 and running through May 5, 2022. The celebration will kick-off with a wreath laying ceremony at Parque Zaragoza on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 to commemorate the victory of the Mexican Army and General Ignacio Zaragoza at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
 
Additional events to be facilitated throughout the year (as COVID restrictions permit):
  • Launch of monthly park cleanups—Beginning June 2021
  • Park design and visioning sessions—July 2021
  • Music festival or music series—Fall 2021
  • Bus trip to Goliad (formally Bahia del Espiritu Santo) birthplace of Zaragoza—March 2022
  • Submit application for National Historic Designation for Parque Zaragoza
"The theme for this year's celebration will be Defending Democracy which reflects the efforts of the Mexican troops during the Battle of Puebla. This theme is also important today; reminding us that we all have a role to play in ensuring democracy and freedom for generations to come." said Raul Alvarez Chair of Amigos de Parque Zaragoza.
 
"Parque Zaragoza is a cornerstone in the neighboring community." said Council Member Renteria. "We are all looking forward to celebrating the history and culture surrounding this award-winning park."  
 
The wreath laying ceremony will be socially distanced outdoor event with masks required except for when officials are speaking.
 
For more information or to live-stream the upcoming events, visit  the Amigos de Parque Zaragoza Facebook Page or email Raul Alvarez at ralvarez@canatx.org.
                                                                                                   

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