We had a lovely turnout for this year’s July 4th Parade at Wooten Park. We even had a visit from a festive T-Rex!
Wooten Park is in need of a shade structure in order to allow parents relief from Austin’s notorious sun while watching their children at the adjacent playground, and improved trash amenities to help keep the park clean.
Wooten Park is a beloved asset in the heart of a diverse neighborhood that contains no other public space. For the many nearby residents who live in large apartment complexes, the park is the only natural space accessible to them. Ours is a neighborhood with many young families, recent immigrants, and low-cost apartment complexes. Wooten Elementary School, which borders the park, serves a student body composed of 92.8% economically disadvantaged students and 80% English language learners. Park access is crucial for child development, physical fitness, and improved mental health, making it all the more important for neighborhoods whose residents are already under significant economic and social stress.
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