The Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association is partnering with the Blue Zones Project of Fort Worth to improve Bluebonnet Circle Park, while also encouraging residents to live healthy lifestyles.
The neighborhood association will be hosting a free concert in Bluebonnet Circle Park in order to raise money for improving the road around Bluebonnet Circle, as well as purchasing water fountains and park benches. Since everything at the concert will be free for attendees, the neighborhood association will be accepting donations during the event.
Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association has held concerts in the past to raise money for the park. The most noticeable and recent addition has been the flower beds around the circle.
But this time, Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association President Angie Watts said water fountains in the park are definitely needed.
“You go out there to the park and some days, it’s really hot,” Watts said. “Some of the other parks around have water fountains for both people and dogs—which is really expensive—but I want us to focus on a water fountain that would benefit the people the most that go [to the park].”
Bluebonnet Circle Park recently added a new dog waste system, where free dog bags are now provided for owners. The city provided the waste stations.
Watts said the dog waste system has made the park more inviting.
“The intention was to make it dog-friendly, not to get onto people about picking up their dog’s waste,” she said. “We’re saying we’re encouraging people to come here, bring their dog and to have fun.”
The concert is also being held to spread what the Blue Zones Project stands for living a healthy lifestyle. The initiative’s purpose is to help Fort Worth residents make healthier choices, through partnering with schools, worksites, restaurants, grocery stores and neighborhoods.
Blue Zones Project Vice President Suzanne Duda, as well as Mayor Betsy Price and Councilwoman Ann Zadeh, will attend the event and speak about the health initiative at 1:30 p.m., just after the event begins at 1 p.m.
Watts said Bluebonnet Circle Park and health go hand-in-hand.
“I think the main reasons that people use the park right now is for their dogs and to exercise,” she said.
The event will include a performance by Paschal High School’s VOX Choir, as well as live music from Bruce Payne, the Fender Benders and Joe Kennedy and the Rum Runners.
There will also be free water and snacks, as well as a bounce house and hula hoops for children. People may bring a chair or blanket to sit on the grass.
The concert will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Bluebonnet Circle Park.
More information is available at Bluebonnet Place Neighborhood Association’s Facebook page.