Don Denbow

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News from the Mayor Archive

Apr 16

Corsicana City Parks

Posted on April 16, 2021 at 4:30 PM by John Shelton

As summer approaches, spending time outside in one of the City Parks is a great way to get some exercise, spend time with friends, or enjoy nature. The City of Corsicana’s Parks and Recreation Department provides the community with a diversified program to meet the recreational, educational, and leisure needs of the community.

The City of Corsicana manages 16 parks with over 500 acres of parkland, medians and rights-of-way which range in size from the small downtown Pocket Park to the 87-acre I.O.O.F. Park. The parks provide active recreational opportunities, historic preservation, passive recreation and green space for families, seniors and kids of all ages.

The City sports complexes are busy throughout the year. There are 12 public tennis courts, 17 soccer fields, 20 baseball/softball fields, 8 basketball courts and 2 sand volleyball courts. Residents and visitors, through the various leagues and tournaments, enjoy the facilities year round. Last year 712 softball, baseball and soccer athletes participated in league play at the Stuart J. Beebe Athletic Complex and I.O.O.F. soccer fields.

For those who are seeking fun in the water this summer, the City maintains 2 pools, and 2 spray parks. Despite limited capacity, over 5,700 guests enjoyed the pools last summer. Lake Halbert offers lake related activities such as boating, fishing and swimming. Additional fishing opportunities are available at the I.O.O.F. Park.

There are 13 playgrounds throughout the city for those with small children. Others can enjoy a BMX bike track, skate pad ramps, disc golf course, covered pavilions, picnic tables, RV and tent camping and hike and bike trails.

I hope you will take some time to enjoy one of the many parks that the City of Corsicana has to offer. For questions, additional information, or to make reservations call the Parks and Recreation Department at (903) 654-4874.
Apr 06

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Posted on April 6, 2021 at 12:34 PM by John Shelton

The City of Corsicana has long realized the importance of attracting visitors to the community. In 1995, the City Council entered into a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce to create a Convention and Visitors Bureau. The primary purpose of the group is to use funding provided by the City through the Hotel/Motel tax revenues to promote Corsicana and events that bring more overnight stays to the hotels.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau is great at promoting the many attractions of the city. From dining to events, to quality-of-life services such as local parks and other activities, the CVB serves as the city’s marketing team for visitors to discover those “hidden gems” in the area. One of the ways to share information is through the printed Visitor’s Guide that is distributed to local tourists, hotels, and other visitor centers. Tourists can also go to, an online guide that presents the various things to do in town so guests can maximize the enjoyment of a stay in Corsicana. The CVB, in partnership with the City, takes advantage of the IH 45 corridor as another way to market the town. The use of several of Corsicana’s billboards to promote and publicize local festivals, the “must see” attractions, and upcoming events has been very effective. The messages are delivered to over 42,000 cars per day. In addition, billboards along IH 45 north of Corsicana and other locations encourage travelers to stop.

Last year, the CVB awarded $60,000 in grants for Corsicana’s cultural scene. These grants provided funding for the Navarro Council of the Arts, Palace Theatre, and the Warehouse Living Arts Center. Local sporting events also received financial support, such as youth baseball programs and the Navarro County Pro Rodeo.

The work of the CVB highlights to Texans and tourists from other states what Corsicana has to offer. With travel restrictions relaxing and more people getting out and exploring, there are plenty of incentives to make Corsicana an ideal destination. Those “Heads in Beds” are important and the City hopes that passing roadside travelers will stop and stay a night or two or make plans for a future visit.
Mar 31

April Economic Development Partnership Meeting

Posted on March 31, 2021 at 3:47 PM by John Shelton

The next Economic Development Partnership Meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 2021. The meeting location will not be open to the public. See instructions below to participate.

The meeting will feature:

• SBA – COVID-19 Assistance Programs
    Daniel Short, Navarro Small Business Development Center
    Ahmad Goree, U.S. Small Business Development Center

As always, any citizen interested in the economic development initiatives is invited to participate and your continued interest is appreciated during this time of social distancing.


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