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Friendswood Carousel Park (Final Announcement)

FRIENDSWOOD CAROUSEL PARK ANNOUNCEMENT

October 4, 2018

After more than two years of tireless effort from our dedicated volunteers, it is with regret that I announce on behalf of the Friends of Downtown Friendswood Assoc.’s (FDFA) Advisory Board and Board of Directors that FDFA is canceling the Friendswood Carousel Park project and halting all planning and efforts regarding the Carousel.

The mission and vision statements of FDFA reflect the goals of bringing the community together by revitalizing Downtown Friendswood into a thriving, walkable gathering place for Friendswood residents. Unfortunately, the Carousel Park Project has become a far too divisive issue, which has undermined our mission and vision and placed undue burden on those who serve, work and volunteer in this great city.

We would like to thank our volunteers, many of whom worked tirelessly on this project. We know that not all ideas will take flight and be given the chance to succeed. We are truly grateful to those who joined us at the drawing board to foster and implement revitalization ideas and have helped us craft what would have been a stunning piece of artistry, a larger than life addition to Stevenson Park that would have reminded all, that Friendswood is a place focused on family. This project would have been built and operated at no cost to the citizens; and we truly appreciate the financial donors recognizing their generous gift offered to our children and grandchildren. We will continue to focus our passion and efforts on projects such as the Texas Music Fest, the Downtown Murals, the Scarecrow Contest, the Ice Cream Social and other initiatives yet to be announced.

We hope Friendswood finds a new permanent purpose for the concrete pad—something truly beautiful that will enhance Stevenson Park and the surrounding area.

The FDFA Advisory Board & Directors truly thank the many FDFA supporters and we look forward to continuing to work hard in making Downtown Friendswood the “Heart & Soul” of our community!

With Warmest Regards,

Brett

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