Southside San Antonio Celebrates New Accessible Playground at Arnold Park

In partnership with H-E-B, the City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the grand opening of a new accessible playground at Arnold Park near Ramirez Community Center, 1011 Gillette Blvd, San Antonio, TX, on Tuesday, June 9, 2024. This momentous event had a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a community celebration, offering complimentary refreshments, giveaways, and a special appearance by H-E-Buddy. H-E-B also presented a generous donation to the Parks and Recreation Department, supporting summer programming at community centers.

In attendance and had some inspiring words for the attending community were District 4 Councilmember Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia, Monica Garza, H-E-B Public Affairs, Nikki Ramos, Parks and Recreation Assistant Director Sara Sharp, Parks and Recreation Manager.
Summer Youth Program Participants from Ramirez Community Center

The new playground at Arnold Park is a kid-designed playscape, part of a nationwide initiative by KABOOM! to end playscape inequity. Children and families from the community contributed their ideas, which inspired the final design. The playground was built in a single day, thanks to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of H-E-B Partner Volunteers.

This event is a testament to the power of community collaboration and the commitment to creating inclusive, joyful spaces for all children. The new playground at Arnold Park is more than just a playscape; it symbolizes the community’s shared vision and effort to provide a fun, safe, and accessible environment for children to play and grow. Check out his vibrant mural at Arnold Park by visiting our Facebook page.

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