The citizens of the Town of Pantego joined in the 1976 Bicentennial spirit in creating a small community park at the intersection of Smith Barry Road and Nora Lane. A community center was build and named in honor of Jurdiss Rohne, wife of Mayor Wayne Rohne. A walking trail and playground area complimented the park.
In 1993, the voters of Pantego approved a ½-cent economic development sales tax which paid for a new police station, remodeling of city hall, and further development of Bicentennial Park. To join with property the town already owned, additional property was purchased on the south side of Smith Barry Road. Gabion baskets were put in place to line the meandering creek, and pedestrian bridges were built. This property was developed through the use of the ½-cent sales tax and funding through the Community Development Block Grants.
In 2017, the Town applied for an received the Local Parks Small Community Grant from the Texas Park and Wildlife. This grant is being used for the installation of a splash pad, sand volleyball court, and Texas Native Plants and Butterfly Garden. It was a goal of the Town Council and the Pantego Economic Development Corporation to keep the Bicentennial Park at a significant level of quality recreation since the community has always regarded the Park as its center of recreational activity. The park improvement will assist in improving the recreational features offered for a wide range of age groups, meet needs clearly identified by the residents and add to the overall community well being.
Walking trails, statues, a stretching zone, and a seasonal splash pad are just a few features enjoyed by many. Two pavilions and a gazebo can be reserved for use by Pantego residents as well as Pantego's neighbors.
For more information, please check the pages to the left or contact Town Hall at 817-617-3700 for additional reservation information and availability. We do not take reservations over the phone.