EL PASO - A newly renovated park in one of the oldest communities in El Paso is officially open to the public after a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
Chihuahuita Park in the Chihuahuita Neighborhood underwent a nearly half a million dollar renovation to improve landscaping, lights, irrigation, and replace an old chain-link fence with a new wrought iron fence.
"To be able to make some improvements in this neighborhood for people who use the park is just a real honor and a privilege," said City Representative Cortney Niland.
All the improvements were funded by a $426 million dollar community development block grant.
Residents of the neighborhood couldn't be happier with the renovations made to their park right along the border with Mexico.
"I want to show everybody what people coming together can accomplish," said Chihuahuita Neighborhood Association Treasurer Mannys Rodriguez.
All the improvements at the park are well received, but the biggest improvement for residents is a 60 foot shaded canopy with picnic tables underneath so people can enjoy the great El Paso weather.
The city also plans on developing an empty lot across the street into an adult exercise area.