As our weather continues to warm up, we encourage everyone to get their fair share of Vitamin D. One of our suggestions to do this is to take time to enjoy an amenity that is ours to share - the Callegari Park. Below is a bit of history about this beautiful new park with photos:
Groundbreaking event held for Callegari Park
Press released by the Katy Times
When he served in the Texas House, Bill Callegari was a good friend to the Katy area. In honor of his service, Harris County M.U.D. #64 has named our new park after Callegari.
Groundbreaking for the new park, which will be located inside Katy’s Lakecrest subdivision, was held recently. The proposed 3.5-acre park was dedicated to the residents of the Municipal Utility District #64.
Callegari Park will feature multiple playgrounds, an educational Butterfly Garden, a Pavilion, multiple Fitness Stations and .35 miles of concrete trail. The park will be accessible by a 17-space parking lot adjacent to Repiton Way.
Callegari represented the Katy area since his election to the Texas State House of Representatives in 2000 until his retirement in 2014. Callegari passed several bills to eliminate unnecessary government functions, lower citizens’ tax burdens, and improve accountability.
He also worked on many water policies, eminent domain, transportation, low-income housing reform, and government streamlining during his tenure in the House.
A licensed Professional Engineer for over four decades, Callegari holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Louisiana State University and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Houston. Callegari and his wife, Ann, have been happily married for more than 50 years and have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Callegari retired in January 2015 and now enjoys life with his wife in the Katy area.