LA PORTE, Texas – Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman held a ceremonial ground-breaking event for Juan Seguin Park on Thursday, April 27th. Local leaders, community advocates, and descendants of Nathaniel Lynch and Juan Seguin, including his fourth great grandson Albert Seguin, joined Commissioner in celebrating the exciting event.

“What a beautiful day for preserving Texas history,” said Albert. “The recognition of our ancestor Colonel Juan Seguin is greatly appreciated.”

The $4 million project will transform the open green space, which is located at the south landing of the Lynchburg Ferry, into a park everyone can enjoy. Park amenities will include a Ship Channel overlook, nautical-themed playground, walking trail, historical features on Juan Seguin and the Lynchburg Ferry, and much more! Construction is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2018.

“This effort has been a long time coming and ties together a series of parks and historical sites that keep the history of Texas alive,” said Commissioner Morman. “Texas Parks and Wildlife has been a great partner in the development of this project, and we look forward to continuing this great relationship.”

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