City of Merced Holds Ceremony Rededicating Applegate Park


FRESNO, CA (KMJ) – The City of Merced held a rededication ceremony Tuesday morning.

It was more than 20 years ago that the Applegate Park was built.

“We’re here today in Applegate Park which is in many ways is Merced’s crown jewel,” said Merced Mayor Mike Murphy. “This is our centrally located park with our zoo, our train, and our historic Laura’s fountain, people come here to get married, have picnics and hear concerts, but most of the time they come here to play.”

On Tuesday, the Applegate Park play equipment was rededicated to Danielle Martinez Reyes, the daughter of a city employee who died at a young age.

Her father, Art Reyes speaking at the event,”we appreciate it, for our family, our friends and all those who are here today.”

He along with her mother, Kathleen Martinez, were there for the dedication to unveil the plaque.


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