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Cameron County Events Center Nears Completion

A look of the Cameron County Events Center at Isla Blanca Park. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The newest and more aesthetically designed place for public gatherings near the border and by the sea is nearing completion.

It’s the Cameron County Events Center that has been under construction since February 2018 at Isla Blanca Park, or the flagship of the county’s parks system.

The multi-million-dollar center will provide a place for multiple activities such as concerts, receptions, school programs as well as viewing for fireworks and rocket launches for Space X which has been building a facility to the south on Boca Chica Beach, another county-run park.

A groundbreaking was held last February and it should be completed early this year.

Sofia Benavides, commissioner with the county’s Precinct 1 which covers the Island, had said that lots of things are being constructed at the IBP.

In addition to the events center, there’s the amphitheater that can accommodate up to 4,000 spectators, board walks and two new pavilions.

The pavilions are under construction behind the existing ones which will be demolished. One is already gone and the next one will go down soon.

The events center was to be built by the end of October or by year’s end.

The park’s projects are being funded from money collected from the Island’s hotel-motel and rental motor vehicle taxes.

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