City of Navasota wants to improve tourism by upgrading August Horst Park

POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 5:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 1:45pm

NAVASOTA -- A multi-million dollar project is in the works for the August Horst Park in Navasota.

Today Lauren Holman spoke with the city to find out what their plans are for the recreation area and how this project could help bring more tourists to the area.

Dwayne Fuller, owner of Bogart's Casa Blanca Bed and Breakfast, says he has no problem booking his hotel.

"I often get people from Paris, France. We get them from here and they all just come for different reasons."

Fuller says the only issue he does have is that guests tend to ask the same question every time they check in, "What is there to do in Navasota?"

"It's very limited around here to where I can send people," said Fuller."I send them every which way I can but that's my biggest concern is not having enough to do."

So in an attempt to make Navasota more appealing to tourists, the city has approved an estimated six-million dollar master plan for August Horst Park that they say will bring more visitors to town.

"Navasota is really centrally located and we realize that we can capitalize off that and draw people in from the A&M crowd or College Station coming in for football games or whatever," said community development director, Sarah Korpita. "The more we can do to enhance our community assets, the better off we'll be."

The 11-acre park will include a fishing pond, an upgraded children's playground, new athletic fields, hike and bike trails and a dog park, just to name a few.

A completion date has not been set yet because the city plans on constructing the park in sections as funding allows.


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