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Primera Completes Park, Hike, Bike Projects

TPWD park coordinator Susan Sharp, right, gives high five to Marley Cordero at the new city park. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

The quality of life for the residents of the City of Primera is getting better.

A project to expand the local park has been completed and the people now have a new hike and bike trail to exercise or to enjoy a moment of tranquility.

The park project was funded with money allocated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Commission, Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation and the city.

Mayor David Kusch said he was glad to see the completion of the two projects.

“We are extremely happy,” he said. “We think this is a great addition for Primera.”

Kusch said the park had its share of users in early April when the city held an Easter egg hunt.

He said they received grants for more than $700,000, adding the city provided the land as matching funds.

TWPD allocated a grant of $200,000, while VBLF did so with $500,000.

Mayor David Kusch, 11 from left to right, cuts ribbon during the park dedication. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

Kusch and dozens of city and county officials and others attended a ribbon cutting held Wednesday, April 24.

Susan Sharp, a TPWD state park coordinator, said she was also glad to see the park completion.

“We are so thrilled to be here,” she said. “It’s a beautiful park.”

She said TPWD has funded more than 3,000 park projects since 1967 and money for that comes from a portion the department gets from people buying sporting goods.

Primera resident David Cordero said his children have been enjoying the park and hike and bike trail.

He said two of his kids have disabilities and the trail was built to accommodate children and adults with such impediments.

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