Hometown Happiness: The Grand Opening of Portacool Park

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 @ 05:38 PM

What started as a vision by Portacool execs and the city of Center, Texas has culminated into a wonderful reality for the community.  On June 17, the new Portacool Park was unveiled with a grand opening celebration with lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family.

2017-06-17 10.57.40.jpgPortacool Park is the culmination of more than a year of project planning and coordination of funding from Portacool, LLC, a grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife, the City and the Street Improvements for Economic Development. The park facilities include a quarter-mile walking trail, restroom facilities, azalea garden, covered pavilion/basketball court, and a multi-purpose soccer/football field that will accommodate CISD athletics.  True to Portacool form, two evaporative coolers are also housed onsite to keep park patrons comfortably cool.

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"At Portacool, we are proud to call Center our home,” said Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool, LLC, the naming sponsor of the park and funding partner. “We are excited and honored to be able to give back so much to the City of Center, our home and community. 

Since the grand opening, hundreds have been visiting the park each week.

“With common vision, cooperation and community partners such as Portacool, it is amazing what can be accomplished,” Chad Nehring, City Manager, said. “We are so pleased with the results of these efforts can cannot wait for everyone to come out and enjoy this asset to our community.”

Check out the park amenities via this video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxg78nxHq7U  

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Pictured left to right - Portacool Director of Marketing, Thomas Morrison; Portacool CEO, Ben Wulf; Mayor of Center, David Chadwick; Center City Manager, Chad Nehring.


Topics: Evaporative Cooler, Portacool, center, texas

Groundbreaking for Upcoming Portacool Park Took Place July 19th

Posted by Melodie Elliott on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 @ 05:41 PM

The City of Center, Texas and officials from Portacool, LLC held a ceremonial groundbreaking this week to kick-off  construction for the new Portacool Park (an expansion to the current Center Mini Park) projected to open later this year. 

2016-Center-Park-PAC-GB_2.jpgPictured from left: City Council Members: Jerry Lathan, Charles Rushing and Howell Howard; Portacool CEO: Ben Wulf and Portacool Marketing Director: Thomas Morrison; Mayor of Center, David Chadwick; and City Council Members: Leigh Porterfield and Joyce Johnson.

This occasion commemorated the start of construction activities first announced in March of this year.  The newly expanded park will include a quarter-mile walking trail, new restroom facilities, covered pavilion, basketball court and a multi-purpose soccer field.  Additionally, a new park parking lot will be constructed to accomodate more guests. 

“Our company’s roots are steeped in Center, and we look forward to giving back to the city that is home to our work and community family,” says Ben Wulf, CEO of Portacool, LLC, the naming sponsor of the park and funding partner.

“The Council and our friends at Portacool, LLC, desire to create a special place where our families and businesses have a beautiful place to relax and play,” added David Chadwick, Mayor of Center. “We truly could not have made this grand project without their support.” 

Topics: Portacool LLC, center, texas, portacool park

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