Earlier today, Councilman Cris Medina joined his council colleagues in approving $550,000 towards the acquisition and development of a brand new, much-anticipated, community park in the Thunderbird Hills neighborhood. This new park, located at the intersection of Callaghan Rd. and Allentown St., will provide families with more than six acres of green space that will include a playground and walking path. Additional amenities to include in the park will come from public input that the residents of the Thunderbird Hills neighborhood will provide.
The new Thunderbird Hills Park is welcome progress for this community that has fought for over a decade to bring a park to their community.
“We have lived here for over 30 years, and have waited anxiously for this day to come. I’m looking forward to all the wonderful features this new park will offer,” said Jane Dubel, president of the Thunderbird Hills Neighborhood Association.
“In order to enhance the quality of life for our residents, we need to continuously work to identify new park and green spaces that families can enjoy,” said Councilman Cris Medina. “I have had the opportunity to work for more than five years with Jane and the Thunderbird Hills neighborhood and knew this new park was a top priority for them. I am happy to finally make this dream a reality.”
Councilman Medina will host residents for future public meetings to gain input and ideas for the new park. Expected completion date for the new park has not yet been determined.