Parks & Rec Department to host Mother’s Day Concert, reminds residents to clean up

Ahead of this weekend’s celebrations of Mother’s Day around the area in city parks, officials announce a special concert – as well as remind residents about cleaning up after themselves.

As part of the 2019 Summer Concert Series, the Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Cigna HealthSpring, invite the public to celebrate mom with a free Mother’s Day Concert at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, at Eastwood Park located at 3001 Parkwood Drive.

The outdoor event includes a variety of dance groups and entertainment followed by headline performances from Juan Gabriel impersonator Hugo Cortes and Mariachi Alegre.

In addition, visitors can enjoy family-friendly activities and purchase treats from food truck vendors.

Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as well as food and beverages (no alcohol) to enjoy an evening of musical entertainment.

All locations are dog-friendly; however, pet owners are required to have their pets on a leash.

The Mother’s Day concert sponsored by Cigna HealthSpring kicks off the 2019 Summer Concert Series. The Parks and Recreation Department is hosting several free concerts at various parks across the City throughout the summer.

For more information on the Mother’s Day Concert and the Summer Concert Series, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (915)212-0092 or visit their website.

Additionally, officials with the  Parks and Recreation Department ask the public to keep parks clean by picking up trash during Mother’s Day weekend.

Park maintenance staff spent three days picking up trash left behind during this year’s Easter weekend celebrations at City parks.

“The festive weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for people to use city parks to celebrate,” officials shared via an emailed news release. “The Parks and Recreation Department provides trash bins but encourages park visitors to bring trash bags. Pets are always welcome at City parks, but pet owners are asked to pick up pet waste and keep their pets on a leash.”

In addition, used charcoal and other items should be taken home by park visitors or thrown in the proper receptacle and not on the ground or next to trash bins or trees as the charcoal can damage grass and destroy trees.

Residents are asked to know the rules and be mindful when visiting City parks.

Do’s and Don’ts for Park Visitors

  • The simple rule “leave it better than you found it” applies to all park users
  • Trash left in the parks should be put in a trash bag and left in a trash bin and not in grocery bags or empty boxes on the ground.
  • Charcoal should not be left on the ground, grass or by trees. Charcoal should be put in a proper receptacle and disposed of properly in a trash bin or taken home.
  • Alcoholic beverages and smoking (including e-cigarettes) are not allowed in city parks
  • City ordinance violators should be reported to the police immediately