Taylor’s first splash pad is open, and I was pleased to be among the first to get in the water at Fannie Robinson Park, 206 S. Dolan St. Mayor Brandt Rydell was emcee to a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 6. Among the guests was former Mayor Don Hill, who led the city for more than 30 years. He spoke eloquently about the history of the park and how it was Dr. James Dickey who pushed to name the park after Mrs. Robinson, a lifelong Taylor resident. The 55-acre park was dedicated in her name in 1955. The property was first acquired in 1939.
This past year it has undergone renovation, with a new fence at the ballfield, an overlook spot built and improvements made to the playing field. The splash pad is sure to become a favorite spot this summer for both children and adults.
Another project at the site is the Givens Community Center, which will be rehabilitated with funds from a Community Development Block Grant received from Williamson County. Repairs will include foundation leveling, improvements to the kitchen and restrooms, painting, lighting, air conditioning and wall finishes. Watch for more information on this project in the coming weeks.