City leaders take part in Republic Square Park groundbreaking

Groundbreaking at Republic Square Park in downtown Austin on June 28, 2016 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)
Groundbreaking at Republic Square Park in downtown Austin on June 28, 2016 (KXAN Photo/Frank Martinez)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A groundbreaking celebration was held at Republic Square Park in downtown Austin Tuesday morning.

The event marked the $5.8 million public-private partnership to restore one of the three remaining historic squares in Austin. The park, bordered by Guadalupe, West Fifth, San Antonio and West Fourth streets, is next to the Federal Courthouse.

The Austin Parks Foundation, the Downtown Austin Alliance and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department took part in the ceremony, recognizing the donors who made the planned renovation a reality.

Groundbreaking held at Republic Square Park on June 28, 2016. From left to right, Council Member Leslie Pool, Sen. Kirk Watson, President & CEO of Downtown Austin Alliance Dewitt Peart, Director of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Sara Hensley, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Executive Director of Austin Parks Foundation Colin Wallis, Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member Kathie Tovo (Hahn Public Communications Photo)
Groundbreaking held at Republic Square Park on June 28, 2016. From left to right, Council Member Leslie Pool, Sen. Kirk Watson, President & CEO of Downtown Austin Alliance Dewitt Peart, Director of Austin Parks and Recreation Department Sara Hensley, Congressman Lloyd Doggett, Executive Director of Austin Parks Foundation Colin Wallis, Mayor Steve Adler and Council Member Kathie Tovo (Hahn Public Communications Photo)

 

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