Keep McAllen Beautiful & Imagine Tomorrow (City of McAllen’s Health & Code Enforcement) collaboratively have established the McAllen Revitalization Project through a generous contribution by the BBVA Compass Bank Foundation. This program helps revitalize and beautify the city through painting the exterior of homes for elderly, low-income residents as well as landscape beautification in homes and in parks.

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, through the McAllen Revitalization Project, 31 community volunteers gathered at Bill Schupp Park. Volunteers included soldiers and their families from the U.S. Army Recruiting Center- Rio Grande Valley, Keep McAllen Beautiful Board Members, Parks & Recreation Department staff, and other on-site volunteers who helped spread 56 cubic yards of mulch in the sunken garden area of the park. The beautification of the sunken garden area at Bill Schupp Park is being done in phases. In the first phase, seven volunteers from Denny’s Restaurant (on Nolana) helped paint the walls, stairs, and fountain area in the sunken garden on Monday, September 18, 2017. The third phase of the project will require volunteers from the community. To volunteer for the next phase of this project or for other future projects call Keep McAllen Beautiful (956)681-4562.

About KMB: Keep McAllen Beautiful, Inc. is an award winning educational, non-profit organization that develops and expands the awareness of McAllen’s citizens and visitors about littering and proper disposal of waste, and promotes the beautification and preservation of McAllen’s natural beauty. Through the help of hundreds of volunteers, KMB realizes beautification and revitalization projects. For more information, log onto www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org.

About Imagine Tomorrow: The City of McAllen’s Health & Code Enforcement Department (956) 681-1900 is helping to restore and reconnect neighborhoods in the City of McAllen through the use of economic incentives geared for the demolition or rehabilitation of substandard-vacant homes, incentives encouraging the development of empty lots into single family and multi-family dwellings, and partnerships with non-profit organizations that will result in a reduction of blight and the improvement of the City’s housing stock.