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Houston Mayor Annise Parker celebrated Juneteenth at Emancipation Park, Houston’s oldest park bought by former slaves in 1872 to commemorate and celebrate their freedom. ( Credit: Facebook)

Houston city leaders have announced a major multi-million dollar renovation to Emancipation Park. The park has been the venue of many celebrations such as Juneteenth, various city rallies and festivals in Houston.

Emancipation Park is a ten-acre public park that became the first public park in Texas, after a group of freed slaves collected $800 to buy it. Now, Houston city leaders are hoping to give the park a $33 million facelift. The Houston Parks department used the Juneteenth holiday to announce a $33 million renovation project.

According to the city parks director among some of the multi-million dollar renovations, the city will renovate the park’s gym and community center. Outdoor fountains and public art features will also be apart of the renovations.

Houston city leaders stated that community partners have donated a large portion of the $33 million. Organizers of the renovations of Emancipation Park say that they are in need of $10 million to reach that $33 million goal right now.

Take a look at Emancipation Park by watching the video below:

Houston City Leaders Announce Plans To Renovate Emancipation Park [Video]  was originally published on news92fm.com

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