Dallas names parks after longtime volunteers

  • Source: Polk County Itemizer Observer
  • Published: 04/10/2019 01:02 PM

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.”


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