Calderon, Robertobeto@unt.eduInvitation! Groundbreaking CeremonyG. Roland Vela Athletic Complex @North Lakes Park , Denton, TXSaturday l 9:00AM
G. Roland Vela Athletic Complex at North Lakes Park
City of Denton, Texas and Denton LULAC Council #4366
On August 10, 2013, the City of Denton officially will dedicate and, for the firsttime in its history, name a new city park in honor of a Latino. The G. Roland VelaAthletic Complex will honor the life and work of Dr. G. Roland Vela. In 1965,together with his family, he arrived in the city to begin a teaching and researchcareer at The University of North Texas that spanned 32 years. During that time, in1980, he was the first Mexican American to serve on the Denton City Council.
The new G. Roland Vela Athletic Complex will include four fenced-in fieldswhere the park will host organized soccer and rugby matches sponsored by thecity's recognized leagues. The new G. Roland Vela Athletic Complex is located inthe northwest section of the city, across from the UNT Discovery Park (see the twoattached maps and official flier).