BP gives $5.5 million for Texas City parks

Congratulations to the residents of Texas City, who will benefit from a $5.5 million donation from BP to fund two new parks. They are expected to open within the next year.

Gift will help pay for two new parks in city

— Houston Chronicle2

A pledge of $5.5 million by BP will help fund two new parks in Texas City, one of which will be a 45-acre sportsplex that could open by the end of 2009.

The energy company already has provided $2.5 million, Mayor Matt Doyle said. Another $2 million will be given to the city next year and the remaining $1 million will come in 2010.


The sportsplex will be called Magnolia Park and is estimated to cost $3.5 million, he said. The price of a 338-acre environmental park that will be called Central Park is not yet known.

The city already owns the property for both parks, Doyle said.

In addition to the parks, approximately $500,000 of BP’s pledge will be spent on solar panels for the new $4.5 million Sanders-Vincent Community Center, a 15,000-square-foot facility, which is being built on five acres in the 500 block of Third Ave. N.


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