Neighborhood children are petitioning against Highland Park Independent School Districtâ€™s $15-$20 million plan to build a new swim center at Curtis Park. The park is considered the summer aquatic, social and recreational hub of University Park.
â€œWe think we should have a say in our community,â€ one child told CBS 11 News about their petition, which has 500 signatures.
Many neighbors stand in opposition with the children against building the center across from University Park Elementary School.
â€œI do not support the location of the natatorium,â€ said one University Park resident, many of who lined up to speak at City Hall. The adults have also started another petition online.
â€œWe donâ€™t think itâ€™s unnecessary to cut down healthy trees that predate the founding of University Park,â€ said another resident.
Children petition against natatorium in University Park, Texas