Corn Belt Park reopened on Monday, October 29, 2012 following the completion of the park renovations. The improvements were funded largely through a contribution from Beck's Hybrid, a company that recently located in El Paso.
“We are extremely proud to support the residents of El Paso with a gift of $25,000 to the Corn Belt Park renovation,” said Bruce Kettler, director of public relations at Beck’s Hybrids. “Because of our contribution, El Paso was able to speed up the renovation process and complete the project in one year versus three years. The Beck’s facilities in El Paso are important to the continued growth of Beck’s Hybrids and we couldn’t be happier to extend our heritage into Illinois.”
El Paso Mayor Ron Mool and Beck's Hybrid employees during the reopening.
With the Beck’s Hybrids donation, the renovations to the park include: new chain link fence and posts; new playground equipment; a new park sign; and for the outdoor basketball court a new Sport Court® athletic flooring was installed, as well as new basketball goals and padded posts. In addition, the park bathroom will be remodeled next spring.
“The park system in El Paso is one of the city’s greatest assets and we are proud of the quality of life our parks provide,” said Brandon Martin, El Paso Parks and Recreation Director. “We are grateful for the generous donation provided by Beck’s Hybrids to improve the facilities at Corn Belt Park and we look forward to working with Beck’s in the future as a member of our community.”