This item would provide $10 million in set-aside funding for the future development of a master-planned park. In 2004, Jack and Cammy Garey announced that they were donating their 525-acre ranch, including their estate home, to the City of Georgetown to become a future City park. Their gift also includes a $5 million donation for park development costs, to be matched with $5 million in other funding.
Located west of Interstate 35 on RR 2243, Garey Park would be four times larger than San Gabriel Park. In 2006, the City worked with the Gareys and held public meetings to develop a master plan for the development of Garey Park. The master plan proposes a 525-acre park with camping areas, an equestrian arena, an outdoor amphitheater, hiking trails, day-use areas, and the Garey House as an event center.
View the Garey Park Master Plan online.
Garey House at Garey Ranch (below).
The Garey House would become a special event center at Garey Park (below).
Cammy and Jack Garey with then-Mayor Gary Nelon when they announced their gift to the City in 2004.
Below are conceptual drawings from the Garey Park Master Plan.