Joshua Community Guide 2020 - Page 24

Always something to do outdoors in Joshua F rom climbing monkey bars and going down the slide to taking swimming lessons and working out in the gym, there are many places for Joshua residents to spend their free time to enhance their mind and body. Joshua City Park Joshua City Park, 831 N. Main St., has playground equipment, a basket- ball court, splash pad, pavilion, fish- ing pier and pond, walking trails and baseball fields. The city purchased the land for the park from a local resident and re- ceived a donation of 6 acres from the Joshua Baseball and Softball Associa- tion that adjoined the park land to- gether making it a 26-acre park. The land donation was an agreement be- tween the city and the JBSA, with the city removing and rebuilding three new fields, concession area, rest- rooms and parking. City officials sent out a survey to seek input from local resi- dents as to what amenities would be desired in the new park. Funding was provided by the city’s Type B Economic Devel- opment Corporation and Parks boards and a match- ing grant from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Depart- ment for $500,000 and a $1 million grant from former U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The total cost of the part was $2.336 million. In April 2010, the city held a groundbreaking ceremony for Joshua 24 Joshua Community Guide City Park, with the Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce holding a rib- bon cutting ceremony later that year.