Upgrades Coming to County Park

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Improvements are coming to Adolf Thomae Park in Cameron County.

The county says it’s spent millions in the past years to maintain this park

It’s a unique park in Cameron County. Adolf Thomae Jr. Park boasts fishing, nature walks and boating to name a few activities. Yearly this park has nearly 300, thousand visitors a year.

 Soon there will be new changes.

Cameron County parks director, Joe E Vega says, “We’re going to have a fish cleaning station, some courtesy docks, we’re going to have a parking lot area made from a permeable system.”

The county is investing close to 180 thousand dollars on the upgrades. The latest addition is a new boat ramp. Completion for this project is expected in mid march of 2017.

“Hopefully by the end of this week they can clear the area and they can start mobilizing their equipment by the end of this week or next week,” says Vega.

Park visitor Jesus Galvan says, “People from all over the valley come here and fish. They go to port Isabel but this one is close. It’s reall nice. People come here all the time.”

After speaking to some of the locals they say new additions and improvements are needed. They say they are forced to come by during the week because boating ramps or parking are almost important to come by during the weekend.

“Well we got 2 right now. And they are pretty good ramps. It gets congested on weekends. It’s pretty hard. People say don’t go on weekends because you can’t go in there. Parking is like a quarter mile away,” says Galvan.

There is also a live in volunteer program at this park.

Those that wish to find out more about this program contact Cameron County’s parks offices.

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