Lone Star Legacy Park Award
The City of Mesquite has earned the special recognition from Texas Recreation & Park Society (TRAPS), as City Lake Park was one of only eight Texas parks honored in 2021 with a prestigious Lone Star Legacy Park designation.
Construction on Mesquite’s City Lake Park began in 1947 after the property was donated by N. E. Shands along with Anson and Raymond Holley. It was the first property set aside in the community to be used for recreational purposes. Community leaders envisioned the park to be a central gathering point for the community because of its location just south of downtown Mesquite. The proposed plan for the park was six acres that included a lake, a community building, picnic areas and a public swimming pool.