Mayor Kevin Raines, Councilor Alicia Casias, City Staff, Members of the RDC Board, and several members of the community gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
About the Park:
Tony Becerra Park is a 5-acre park that features several amenities including the new pavilion, a covered, full-size basketball court with six goals, multiple picnic tables and seating, a barbecue grill, restroom facility and playground equipment.
On Sept. 15, 2015, Rosenberg City Council voted in favor of renaming the Community Park in honor of local World War II veteran, Anthony “Tony” Becerra. Becerra was a lifetime resident, community leader, local businessman, and former City Councilor. Mr. Becerra passed away on March 31, 2018.
Mr. Becerra was raised in Rosenberg and attended Rosenberg High School. After being drafted by the United States Army in World War II, he was assigned to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 28th Infantry Division, and was captured by the Germans during the Battle of the Bulge. He spent five months as a prisoner of war before he and three others escaped.
Upon his return to the United States, he focused on his career in Rosenberg, working as an insurance agent, barber, bail bondsman, and dancehall owner. Striving to make a difference in the community, he served as a precinct judge and consistently supported efforts to register voters. He served on Rosenberg City Council from 1992 to 2005 and remained a dedicated servant to the public.