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Posted on: August 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Anna Community Build Playground Wins Statewide Award

APWA Parks Award

SHERLEY PARK COMMUNITY BUILD HONORED – The City of Anna was recently recognized by the American Public Works Association with the presentation of the Texas Project of the Year Award (Structures Less than $2 Million). The award, the first for Anna, recognizes the construction of the Sherley Heritage Park Community Build Playground. Accepting the award at the July 28 City Council meeting were City Manager Jim Proce (left) and Parks personnel (left to right) Johnny Purser, Matt Lewis, and Brent Armstrong. The weeklong community build was completed last summer and included the active participation of a large number of Anna residents. The playground’s theme of a railroad and depot was deliberately designed to mirror the restored Anna depot, a 100-year-old structure that serves as a museum at the park. Sherley Heritage Park, which also includes a large covered pavilion, has become a favorite gathering spot for families and visitors.

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ABOUT ANNA – With a population of 15,000 and growing rapidly, the City of Anna is the fourth fastest-growing community in North Texas. Located in northern Collin County along U.S Highway 75, State Highway 5, and State Highway 121, Anna is a vibrant and emerging city that offers its residents an excellent quality of life and low cost of living. With much of its land still undeveloped, Anna is becoming an attractive location for retail and commercial establishments. Anna’s workforce is skilled, well-educated, and comparatively young. Residents enjoy recreational opportunities, parks, trails, open spaces, easy access to the DFW and Red River corridors, and a pace of living that matches both a relaxed hometown and a thriving community.

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