March 11, 2021
BELTON – The Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS) on Wednesday designated Yettie Polk Park in downtown Belton as a Lone Star Legacy Park. In 2021, only seven other parks in Texas received this honor.
A Lone Star Legacy Park is a park that holds special prominence in a local community and the state of Texas. To be considered for this designation, a park must endure the test of time and become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on its grounds. Nominated parks must be at least of 50 years old and meet the following criteria:
- Distinctive property, design, and/or construction
- Associated with historic events or sites
- Associated with events specific to the local community/state.
- Home to unique natural features.
This is the tenth year of this of TRAPS statewide parks recognition program. Other parks recognized this year include:
- Wooldridge Park (Austin)
- Washington Park (Brownsville)
- Hulen Park (Cleburne)
- Dow Park (Deer Park)
- Quakertown Park (Denton)
- Log Cabin Village (Fort Worth)
- City Lake Park (Mesquite).
TRAPS is statewide association for parks and recreation professionals with more than 2,000 members. TRAPS is committed to advancing parks, recreation and leisure services in Texas, and advocates for enhanced recreation opportunities and more public green space for Texans.