Perry Sampson Park Reopens Partially While Construction Nears Completion

May 20, 2022 - The contractor has completed construction activities that inhibited the safe use of the facilities at Perry Sampson Park. While the work is not yet entirely complete, as some minor items remain, control and site responsibilities were returned to the City after yesterday’s project inspection. This allows for daily access during regular park hours, sunrise until 11 PM daily, to resume.

This project was funded through a grant from Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, matched with local funds contributed from Tyson Foods and the City of Center. Permanent recognition of Tyson Foods will be installed on site to commemorate this generous gift which made this project possible.

The renovation project included complete replacement of all playground equipment and swings, resurfacing of the existing basketball court, installation of a covered pavilion over the basketball court with lighting, rehabilitation of the existing pavilion, partial perimeter fencing, and installation of handicap-accessible routes to all park features. All these features were installed while enhancing the site grading, improving drainage, removing detrimental trees, installing new grass areas and adding additional trash cans, benches, picnic tables and iconic entrance.

A ceremony will soon be scheduled for rededication and official reopening of this historic park by the City.