GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A nearly $2.5 million private grant could pay for restoring a popular Southeast Texas park that was battered in 2008 by Hurricane Ike.

The Galveston County Daily News (http://bit.ly/IoH5dK ) reported Sunday that the money to restore Washington Park would come from the Jamail (juh-MAYL') Galveston Foundation.

The money could help restore shoreline, repair fishing piers and build a pedestrian bridge to connect two stretches of land that reach a bayou.

The Galveston City Council last month approved changing the name to the The Lee and Joe Jamail Bay Park, which was stipulated in the donation. The Houston philanthropists created the foundation. Galveston County commissioners must approve the agreement for construction to begin.

The complex would have a plaque honoring the engineer for whom the park was named — C.C. Washington.

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Information from: The Galveston County Daily News, http://www.galvnews.com


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