SAN ANGELO–Good morning, San Angelo. This is your Mayor Dwain Morrison, here with a weekly update of what’s happening in the City of San Angelo.

At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the Council approved the concept of developing Civic League Park into a botanical garden, much like Fort Worth has. You probably know that Civic League Park is the home of the International Waterlily Collection, the greatest living bouquet of waterlilies on the planet. What you may not know is that Civic League Park also boasts a wonderful rose garden. And it is one of a handful of parks the State of Texas has designated as a Legacy Park. 

Now the City’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking to partner with the San Angelo Garden Club to make Civic League Park even more special. The plans call for a greater variety of plants, flowers and trees, along with a bridge that would connect to the river trail.

Perhaps the best part of this project is that the City won’t be doing it alone. The Garden Club is in the process of forming a nonprofit entity to raise funds for and operate the botanical gardens. In other words, this will be a public-private partnership, which is the absolute best kind of collaboration. 

As always, you can learn more about these events and much more on the City’s website at Or follow us on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page. The latest City Council meeting is available for viewing on SATV, Suddenlink channel 117, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. It can also be watched by searching for the City of San Angelo on YouTube.

We’ll talk again next week. For the City of San Angelo, I’m Mayor Dwain Morrison.