Alligators still stars among features in El Paso plaza renovation

After several years worth of construction and waiting, the reconstructed San Jacinto Plaza is now open to the public, providing a place for families and friends to meet and enjoy their surroundings. “It is quite exciting to see that the San Jacinto Plaza hasn’t fallen into just dirt and dust,” Estrella Gonzalez said. “It is a lot more beautiful due to the green scenery.”  

Gonzales was enjoying reading a book at the park on a recent hot afternoon and, like many other residents, quite happy about the “new plaza.”

Stephanie Piedra said she now brings her daughter to the plaza whenever she has time off from work. “The park is quite a blast. My kid can play with the water and I can walk around on the beautiful green grass and look at the amazing alligator sculpture,” Piedra said.