A 60-plus-year-old park is getting a much-need face lift.
    Those were the words Monday morning of Marisha Stidom, president of Revitalizing Our Community (ROC), as ROC members and city officials gathered at Brownwood’s Cecil Holman Park for a groundbreaking ceremony.
    The groundbreaking signified the beginning of ROC-initiated renovations planned for the 3-acre park, off Cordell and Hall streets and next to Austin Avenue.
    Fund-raising is under way, and the City of Brownwood is contributing $100,000 from water district buy-in funds.
    Renovations are hoped to include replacement of most of the playground equipment, landscaping, installation of a splash pad in the area that currently consists of a ball field, new rest rooms, a putting green named in honor of the late Walt Williams, canopies over the playground equipment, a new roof for the pavilion and increased parking, ROC members said.
    “It’s going to be the same park, but it’s going to be revitalized,” ROC member and Brownwood City Council Draco Miller said.
    ROC projects are for the entire community, not just for the “black community,” Miller said.