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At a workshop Monday, February 11, 2013, McAllen Parks and Recreation Director Sally Gavlik gave a presentation about her proposal to reopen the McAllen Botanical Garden.  Gavlik proposed that the park be renamed the McAllen Nature Park.  Immediate plans would include repairing the restrooms and reopening the park Wednesday through Saturdays.  Long-term plans include a small lake, an office and gift shop, and a 30-site RV park on the savannah area west of the forest.  Gavlik asked for $112,000 for start-up costs.  Although the commissioners do not vote during workshops, they seemed set to approve the proposal.  Mayor Cortez was not in attendance.

For all the details check out Gavlik’s presentation here: Nature Park Plans Presentation

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