Final Design of General Worth Square Park Approved

By Annie Potasznik
|  Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 3:46 PM CDT
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 Final Design of General Worth Square Park Approved

General Worth Square Park

To honor the past president, an 8-foot-tall cast-bronze sculpture of Kennedy will be added to the General Worth Square in downtown Fort Worth.

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The Fort Worth City Council approved the final design of General Worth Square Park Tuesday and accepted the donation of improvements valued at $1.2 million.

The park is a tribute to slain U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s Nov. 22, 1963, visit to Fort Worth.

General Worth Square isn’t currently used for more than the occasional outdoor festival.

The City Council authorized a license agreement with Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc., to make basic improvements to General Worth Square Park, including improved lighting, irrigation repairs, seating, walkway improvements and other features a couple years ago.

To honor the past president, an 8-foot-tall cast-bronze sculpture of Kennedy will be added to the square, which was named for William Jenkins Worth, the commander of the Texas army and namesake of the former outpost and current city.

The square is located just north of the Fort Worth Convention Center.

NBCDFW's Frank Heinz contributed to this report.

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