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The Future of Lions park

About the Project

Waco’s Lions Park is a fixture in the hearts of generations of Wacoans; to those that played and raised families there, and to those that selflessly gave of their time and efforts to build and operate this community treasure.

The City of Waco, Lions Park Trust Board, and many community partners are pleased to announce the revitalization of Waco’s beloved treasure, Lions Park at 1716 N 42nd St in Waco. This will be a long-term project requiring a big imagination!

In 2018, Waco Foundation convened a group of partners interested in the park and ultimately commissioned a survey that received more than 2,000 responses from Wacoans. The results of the survey were overwhelmingly positive when asked about its value to the community. Following this, the City of Waco made a commitment to revitalize this historic parkland.

In 2021 and 2022, the City of Waco’s funding was allocated for the redevelopment effort. Included in funding was support for Lions' transition and move out, environmental compliance and permitting, and the site cleanup contract.  Funds will further support the coming outreach and design process. The balance will contribute towards the future construction costs, to be supplemented by a number of sources and partners.

While the park will temporarily close to undergo a strategic planning and rebuilding process, the City of Waco has committed $2 million to ensure the brightest future for Lions Park.