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Published on Friday, August 2, 2019

Hearing set on proposal to name new park Dan Markson Park

CONTACT: Connie Swann, 210-207-6122


SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 2, 2019) – The City of San Antonio will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, to consider naming a new park Dan Markson Park. The hearing will take place at Igo library, Meeting Room B, at 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway, San Antonio, Texas 78249.


District 8 Councilman, Manny Pelaez, submitted a recommendation to name the new park adjacent to Maverick Creek neighborhood to Dan Markson Park. The park, located at the corner of Babcock Road and W. Hausman Road, will include enhanced amenities for individuals with special needs.


The naming of the park is to recognize Dan Markson’s immense contributions to the San Antonio community. For over 30 years, Mr. Markson worked to bring affordable housing development to communities. In addition to his work with affordable housing, he was equally committed to his community. From his work supporting the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation, Interfaith, and Charlesview Inc., to his service as a board member for the Southwest School of Art, he tirelessly fought for the marginalized and voiceless in our community.


An appointed committee will hear public comment and then make a recommendation to City Council for final action on the proposed naming.  Comments, oral or written will be considered.