About Amigos de Parque Zaragoza
Founded on Cinco de Mayo 2020, the mission of Amigos de Parque Zaragoza is to pick up the baton from the great leaders who served on the original park boards and help facilitate new grounds and facility improvements for our community’s children and adults alike to benefit from and enjoy.
We are dedicated to bringing our community together through park activities, returning cherished, old traditions, as well as creating new ones. We are committed to the preservation of Parque Zaragoza’s legacy to tell its story for generations to come. And we believe our park’s story is just getting started. In the tradition of the community advocates before, we believe Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park is a place of celebration and unity.
A first goal is to start the planning and fundraising for Parque Zaragoza’s 90th Anniversary next Cinco de Mayo, as an opportunity to tell its complete story. We invite everyone in the community who has enjoyed Parque Zaragoza or made a past contribution to join. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park's History
Since the late 1920’s, Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park has provided local residents a green space to enjoy. For multigenerational East Austin families, Parque Zaragoza Neighborhood Park is remembered for its three and four day long Diez y Siez and Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Potluck Thanksgivings, Adult Amateur Baseball and Softball tournaments, synchronized swimming and annual neighborhood reunions.
AMIGOS DE PARQUE ZARAGOZA HONORS STAFF FROM THREE CITY OF AUSTIN PARKS AND RECREATION CENTERS AS ITS CINCO DE MAYO 2020 UNSUNG HEROES
City of Austin Parks and Recreation Center Staff Recognized for their role in keeping City of Austin Operational through Essential Worker Childcare
The newly formed Amigos de Parque Zaragoza group was originally composed of David and Yolanda Capuchino, Johnny Limon, Raul Alvarez, Jesse Sepulveda and Jen Massing Harris. You can read more about our backgrounds by clicking here.