Party in the Park

They wept when Teas Nursery closed; now Evelyn's Park Conservancy celebrates groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for new Bellaire park is cause for big celebration

News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Jim Avioli, Sarah Davis, Patricia Ritter king, Andrew Friedberg, Roman Reed
Jim Avioli, from left, State Rep. Sarah Davis, Patricia Ritter King, Andrew Friedberg and Roman Reed. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Rob Johnson, Elise Johnson, Norine Johnson, Claire Johnson
The Johnson family — Ron, from left, Elise, Norine and Claire. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Joy Puzon, from left, with Evie and Faith Puzon. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Karl Miller- Scott McCready-Barbara Hofmann
Karl Miller, from left, Scott McCready and Barbara Hofmann. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Carlos and Megan Cardenas Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Justin Clark, from left, Lagenia Clark, Dave Clark, Lexi Clark and Quinn Harrison. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Mary Birbeck, Emma Stein, Melissa Birbeck, Charlie Birbeck
Mary Birbeck, from left, Emma Stein, Melissa Birbeck, andCharlie Birbeck. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Damon Pampolina
DJ Damon Pampolina. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Linda Rubenstein, left, with Jim and Patti Fox. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, State Rep Sarah Davis-Cheryl Bright-West_Photo
State Rep. Sarah Davis, left, and Cheryl Bright-West. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Bellaire Fire Chief Darryl Anderson and wife Jane. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Jeff Schneider, from left, Mark Sullivan and Jason Reeves. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Kathryn Tears and Kyle Neely with Clifford. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Keith Rubenstein
Keith Rubenstein. Photo by PJ Daranikone
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Tatiana and Ty Peterson. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Debbie Lapin, Stephen Lapin
Debbie and Steve Lapin. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Lilli Storemski, Olivia Mcguire
Lilli Storemski, left, and Olivia McGuire. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, David Stueckler, Patricia Ritter King, John Gabriel,Tom Butler
David Stueckler, from left, Patricia Ritter King, John Gabriel and Tom Butler. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Jerry Rubenstein-Linda Rubenstein
Jerry and Linda Rubenstein. Photo by PJ Daranikone
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Jim Avioli, Sarah Davis, Patricia Ritter king, Andrew Friedberg, Roman Reed
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Rob Johnson, Elise Johnson, Norine Johnson, Claire Johnson
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, State Rep Sarah Davis-Cheryl Bright-West_Photo
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Karl Miller- Scott McCready-Barbara Hofmann
News, Shelby, Evely n's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Carlos Cardenas-Megan Cardenas
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Justin Clark- Lagenia Clark- Dave Clark- Lexi Clark- Quinn Harrison
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Mary Birbeck, Emma Stein, Melissa Birbeck, Charlie Birbeck
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Damon Pampolina
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, State Rep Sarah Davis-Cheryl Bright-West_Photo
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, State Rep Sarah Davis-Cheryl Bright-West_Photo
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Fire Chief of Bellaire Darryl Anderson- Jane Anderson
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Jeff Schneider-Mark Sullivan-Jason Reeves
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Fire Chief of Bellaire Darryl Anderson- Jane Anderson
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Keith Rubenstein
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Tatiana Peterson- Ty Peterson
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Debbie Lapin, Stephen Lapin
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, Lilli Storemski, Olivia Mcguire
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park groundbreaking, June 2015, David Stueckler, Patricia Ritter King, John Gabriel,Tom Butler
News, Shelby, Evelyn's Park Groundbreaking, june 2015, Jerry Rubenstein-Linda Rubenstein

While it actually became a public green space in 2011, groundbreaking for the new design of Evelyn's Park in Bellaire took place Thursday and the turnout was jubilant. Hundreds of families and a handful of politicos shared their enthusiasm for the transformation of the five-acre site that was once home to Teas Nursery.

Evelyn's Park Conservancy leaders organized the groundbreaking festivities for the project of the public/private partnership.

State Rep. Sarah Davis was there to assist with the heavy shovel lifting as were Bellaire City Council members Jim Avioli, Andrew Friedberg and Roman Reed

There was fun for all with DJ Damon Pampolina of PRP Entertainment providing tunes for dancing under the trees while guests lined up for good eats from  Bernie’s Burger Bus, Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck, Koagie Hots, Kona’s Sno Cones and Smoosh.

Among those joining the hula hoop and henna painting fun and bidding in the silent auction were Evelyn’s Park president, Patricia King-Ritter and board members Lou Waters, Debbie Lapin, Keith Rubenstein, Scott Aronstein, Greg Lerner and Jeff Christman.

Rounding out the guest list were Terry Leavitt-Chavez, Kristi Coffee, Linda and Jerry Rubenstein, Bo and Rikki Rubenstein, Rusty Rubenstein and Bellarie Parks & Recreation's Karl Miller and Michelle Jordan.

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