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Texas A&M to construct Aggie Park for 'study, relaxation and events'

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Posted at 3:21 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 18:40:06-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M University students will soon have a new park to call their own. The university, in conjunction with The Association of Former Students, announced the construction of Aggie Park, a campus beautification project.

The Associated of Former Students and Texas A&M Foundation will lead the project on a lease-back arrangement with the university.

The 20-acre green space is located between the Clayton W. Wiliams, Jr. Alumni Center and the John J. Koldus Building. The space will be redesigned for "much-needed outdoor space for study, relaxation and events."

The space will include water features, an outdoor amphitheater and enhanced student activity areas. Tributes for distinguished alumni will also be incorporated into the park.

“We are excited about this project. From beautiful places to study and relax to an outdoor amphitheater for events, Aggie Park will be enjoyed by generations to come. We are grateful to The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation for their commitment to raise private funds to make it happen,” said Texas A&M President Michael K. Young.

A new facility is being planned for a second phase of the project. It is set to house the Aggie Ring Program as well as Texas A&M Foundation staff. It will also be used to host Aggie Ring Day and other events. The building will be constructed and jointly operated by The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation.

A groundbreaking for the greenspace will be held on February 29, 2020. Construction is expected to be completed by spring 2022.