City Authorizes Purchase and Installation of 230 Shade Trees for 30 City Parks

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City Authorizes Purchase and Installation of 230 Shade Trees for 30 City Parks

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled business meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and the City Council authorized a contract with Valley Garden Center, Inc. for the purchase and installation of 230 shade trees to be installed at 30 City parks. The purchase of the 230 shade trees for a total of $224,256 is funded from the General Fund and was included as an initiative in the City’s FY 2022 Budget.

The new trees are part of an improvement project to enhance and beautify parks throughout the City. All the selected trees, which are native to South Texas, will provide beautiful new foliage, reduction of noise pollution, air quality improvement, and reduction of storm water runoff and soil erosion.

The City selected parks that did not receive new trees during the 2020 tree-planting cycle. The contract costs involved acquisitions of mature, large diameter trunk trees, installation, and initial water management services. The City’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee was presented with this plan and their input was solicited from City Staff during their regularly scheduled meeting on April 13, 2022.

“Adding trees to our residential parks is an initiative that benefits the environment and adds value to the community,” said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. “I am excited to see the how this investment will beautify parks throughout the City.”

The new trees will be planted at the following parks:

District 1

  • Chiquito Park (5 trees)
  • Glen Royal Park (4 trees)
  • Hudson Park (5 trees)
  • Lt. Stuart J. Alexander Park (4 trees)
  • McNorton Park (3 trees)
  • Mobile Park (6 trees)
  • West Guth Park (21 trees)

District 2

  • Casa Linda Park (4 trees)
  • H-E-B Park (8 trees)
  • Prescott Park (3 trees)
  • Lawson Park (5 trees)
  • Catalina Martinez Park (2 trees)
  • Collier Park (9 trees)
  • Sam Houston Park (9 trees)

District 3

  • Glen Arbor Park (15 trees)
  • John Jones Park (10 trees)
  • Stonegate Park (10 trees)
  • Schanen Park (13 trees)
  • Molina Veterans Park (10 trees)

District 4

  • Lamar Park (12 trees)
  • Dan Whitworth Park (6 trees)
  • Claremont Park (6 trees)
  • Oso Place Park (8 trees)
  • Turtle Cove Park (8 trees)

District 5

  • Vineyards Park (3 trees)
  • Brandywine Park (7 trees)
  • Lexington Park (7 trees)
  • King’s Point Park (7 trees)
  • Brockhampton Park (8 trees)
  • St. Andrews Park (12 trees)

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department provides quality, affordable enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com . We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!