The Dallas City Council honored the memory of three residents on April 1 by officially naming parks after them.
Academy I park, located at the corner of Academy and Shetterly streets, is now known as Delbert Fredricks Park, named after the longtime Dallas Fire & EMS volunteer. Fredricks died in 2017 at the age of 87.
“It was decided after a 64-year volunteer career, that Mr. Fredricks was noteworthy for a park in his name,” a memo to the council noted. “The Dallas Firefighters Association, who added funds and manpower to the project, decided on a fire truck playground decorated like a Dallas Fire Truck along with their current patch. There will be a matching park sign for the park adorned with the fire patch and Delbert Fredricks Memorial Park.”