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LTAWACS    65
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I was reading the news and came across this article. Turns out Sugar Land has named one of their park "Memorial Park". I guess they are trying to benefit from the confusion between this one and the real on in Houston. Ugh.

 

 

Ugh.

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cspwal    1821

Looks like this has been Sugar Land Memorial park since at least 2013 (when they got a donated veteran's memorial)

http://swamplot.com/the-stand-up-job-on-the-new-veterans-memorial-in-sugar-land/2013-10-02/

 

The name predated the memorial, but not sure by how much

https://web.archive.org/web/20150913080918/http://www.fortbendstar.com/2013/08/14/sugar-land-to-get-veterans-memorial-for-area-park/

 

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When hundreds of contractors, suppliers and other experts in the tilt-wall concrete industry return home in late September after their national convention in Sugar Land, they’ll leave behind something for everyone to enjoy: a new Veterans Memorial at Sugar Land Memorial Park.

 

"Memorial" is a very common name for something, often in honor of those killed in wars or of veterans.

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ChannelTwoNews    1678
19 hours ago, cspwal said:

"Memorial" is a very common name for something, often in honor of those killed in wars or of veterans.

 

Bingo. While the name predated the memorial by several years (I think that part only opened in the past decade), the goal was always to have a memorial to honor those who served.

 

Technically, Memorial Park is a segment in the larger Brazos River Park plan that's being developed. Even the sign says "Sugar Land Memorial Park - At The Brazos River Park". Over the past few years, they have been developing the trail network from the existing segment and primarily to the north and west. Just in the past year or so, I know of a new section that opened near the northbound feeder of the Southwest Freeway that allows for additional parking and access.

 

This document on the city's website shows how all of the sections will eventually be integrated: https://www.sugarlandtx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4021

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