Thanks to the completion of a recent revitalization project, League Park is looking better than ever, and just in time for the holiday season. The League City Garden Club, along with the City’s Park Operations Department, will be decorating the park for the holidays starting the week of November 9. The efforts will include a new 20-foot holiday tree that will be officially lit by Mayor Pat Hallisey at 6 p.m. on November 28.
The gazebo, fountain, and caboose are still a part of the historic park, but they are surrounded by new pavers, lighting, landscaping, and a larger, improved lawn area. The pond has been removed and the turtles residing there were relocated earlier this year to nearby Heritage Park, which provides the proper, natural habitat for the animals. Interestingly enough, the pond was never meant for turtles, but over the years, League City residents began to “donate” turtles that had wandered into their backyards or who had outgrown the family aquarium. The Parks Department would then have to remove and relocate the turtles.
The recent revitalization of League Park also included $1.4 million in drainage improvements to the streets surrounding the park. The improvements include a new storm sewer line and a new water line in the City’s historic district.
Interested in learning more about League Park and the City’s historic district? The League City Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnering with the League City Historic Society to sponsor a walking history tour on November 21. Click here to register.