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Published on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Councilman Manny Peláez and City Council Approve the Naming of Park for Special Needs Children in Memory of Dan Markson

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SAN ANTONIO (September 12, 2019) — In the final FY2020 budget approval session San Antonio City Councilman Manny Peláez, District 8, highlighted an item to name a park for special needs children in memory of NRP Group leader Dan Markson.


“Dan was one of the most big-hearted people I’ve known, and a personal mentor of mine. His commitment to those in need through his efforts in developing affordable housing reflected the kindness and care for others that defines San Antonio,” Councilman Peláez said. “This park for children with special needs – which will be the first of its kind in the city – embodies our lens of equity and provides a space to remind us of Dan’s legacy in our community.”


A video displayed during the session, created by NRP, featured Councilman Peláez and State Senator José Menédez speaking on behalf of Dan’s countless contributions to the city. It emphasized that “Dan Markson was the visionary behind the development of over 8,000 quality affordable multifamily homes in San Antonio.” Additionally, it featured Maverick Creek HOA president Gil Garza – who donated the land and requested that it be made into a park – and his family speaking on the need for a recreational facility to serve those with different abilities.


Several other Councilmembers and the Mayor commended Councilman Peláez for his leadership on this project and spoke on how Dan positively influenced them and impacted the city for the better.

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