Community gathers for Egg Hunt and Ribbon Cutting at Wade Park

On Saturday, the City of Paris hosted a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt following the Grand Re-Opening of Wade Park, located at 2400 East Price Street in Paris, Texas.

Pictured: Glenn Brooks, helped build the Rocket in 1963.

“We’re excited to be opening this park today for the citizens of Paris, and we hope this park creates a place for families and children of all ages to create memories,” said Paris City Manager, John Godwin. 

While new equipment is featured at the park, there is one piece that is particularly iconic to the area that still stands today. The infamous Rocket received a fresh coat of paint and remains at the park where it has been since it was built in 1963. One man who helped build the Rocket in 1963 was present at the Ribbon Cutting, Veteran Glenn Brooks. 

“I remember helping to build that thing, and I can’t believe it’s still here today,” said Brooks. “I think it will be there for many years to come for children to play on.”

The day featured bounce houses, grand prizes, an art project, ribbon cutting and a community-wide Easter Egg hunt for children. Check out the recap below:

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