Crouch Park project will soon be completed and the park will reopen to the
public due partly to a $4,000 grant the Itasca Economic Development Corporation
received from the Dorothy Gaines Foundation. The City has plans to build a
skateboard park with ramps and a covered pavilion which will have some seating.
This area would be open to community organizations and churches to hold public
The EDC estimates that the completion of the project will cost about $39,500 of which some will include in kind support and donations from businesses.
The Itasca EDC is hopeful that the young people’s organizations of the area, including church groups will help with the ‘in-kind support” by helping to maintain the park with grounds keeping, painting and planting flowers and shrubs. Any group that is interested in helping their community please come by Itasca City Hall for more details.
“We have all heard the saying, ’It takes a community to raise a child,’ I would like to add that it takes each individual citizen’s involvement to give life to a community,” Mayor James Bouldin said in urging everyone to pitch in and help.
According to its website The Dorothy Gaines Foundation was originally established in 2003 with the primary purpose of promoting the quality of life in Hill and Tarrant counties. Mrs. Gaines was a native of Bynum in Hill County and lived the majority of her life in Fort Worth, but she always considered Hill County her home. In 2009, when she died, she left the majority of her estate to The Dorothy Gaines Foundation in memory of her parents, Enoch and Ethel A. Curtis.