Portacool Park Grand Opening

Portacool Park Grand Opening in Center, Texas

Friday, May 12, 2017

After months of work and dedication, the vision for Portacool Park is a reality. The park will officially open Saturday, June 17, 2017, during a celebration planned from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. featuring fun for the entire family.

 “At Portacool, we are proud to call Center our home,” said Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool, LLC, the naming sponsor of the park and funding partner. “We are excited and honored to be able to give back so much to the City of Center, our home and community. 

Portacool Park is the culmination of more than a year of project planning and coordination of funding from Portacool, LLC, a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife, the City of Center and the Street Improvements for Economic Development. The renovated park facilities include a quarter-mile walking trail, restroom facilities, azalea garden, covered pavilion/basketball court, a multi-purpose soccer/football field that will accommodate CISD athletics and, of course, specially designed cool zones featuring Portacool evaporative coolers. 

“With common vision, cooperation and community partners such as Portacool, it is amazing what can be accomplished,” Chad Nehring, City Manager, said. “We are so pleased with the results of these efforts and cannot wait for everyone to come out and enjoy this asset to our community.”

Please plan to join Portacool employees and City representatives during the opening event on June 17 as they welcome you to the newly renovated and expanded park. Hot dogs, popcorn and more will be available to the public.

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