A Lone Star Legacy Park is classified as a park that holds special prominence in the local community and the state of Texas. To qualify for consideration, the park must have endured the test of time, be a minimum of 50 years old and become iconic to those who have visited, played and rested on its grounds. A designation as a Lone Star Legacy is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed on a park.
"Rose Park has played an important role in the development of our community," said James Childers, Director of Community Services. "The park is a special place for many citizens in Abilene, place where memories are made and shared. We are proud of this distinction and look forward to future generations enjoying Rose Park in the years to come."
Five parks in Texas also received the honor including Artesian Park, Corpus Christi; Central Park, Garland; Sam Houston Park, Houston; and Spring Lake Park, Texarakana.
TRAPS is a non-profit, professional and educational organization founded 70 years ago with a membership of over 2,000 professionals. TRAPS is committed to advancing the field of parks, recreation and leisure services in Texas, while advocating for enhanced recreation opportunities and the increase of public green space for Texans. www.traps.org.