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The Redevelopment of Aggie Park

This beautification project will transform 20 acres in the heart of campus into enhanced outdoor spaces for study and relaxation, tailgating, entertainment and recreation for students and visitors. The project, which is envisioned as “an outdoor MSC,” will include additional and enhanced tailgating space, water features, an outdoor amphitheater, public Wi-Fi, dedicated media utilities for national broadcasts, permanent Distinguished Alumni recognition, and improved infrastructure. A new event and office center, jointly operated by The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation, will be programmed for year-round use, providing flexible and functional space for Aggie Ring Day and other events.

Groundbreaking was held February 29, 2020, with anticipated completion in the spring of 2022 (See the full news release). The park renovation will be funded solely through approximately $25 million in private donations to be raised by The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation. The university will lease the park to The Association for the duration of construction. OJB Landscape Architecture will create the park design, Lake Flato will provide architectural services for the design of the event facility, and project management services will be under the direction of development firm Midway.

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Endorsements

As the largest student body in the nation, we have craved and needed more usable outdoor green space. Whether it’s a concert on the lawn or simply gathering for outdoor conversation on a sunny day, students will undoubtedly enjoy this public space in many ways for years to come.
Mikey Jaillet ’20
Texas A&M Student Body President
Aggie Park will be a grand statement that says ‘Welcome Back’ to former students and ‘Howdy’ to campus visitors while becoming a favorite greenspace for students. I look forward to seeing it when it is complete.
John Sharp ’72
Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System
We are excited about this project. From beautiful places to study and relax to an outdoor amphitheater for events, Aggie Park will be enjoyed by generations to come. We are grateful to The Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Foundation for their commitment to raise private funds to make it happen.
Michael K. Young
Texas A&M University President
The Association of Former Students is proud to play a lead role in this landmark project for Texas A&M and looks forward to seeing Aggie Park emerge as a place of inspiration, celebration and reflection for the entire Aggie Network.
Porter S. Garner III ’79
President and CEO of The Association of Former Students
Aggie Park is an opportunity for the university and its affiliated partners to build a space that recognizes the past, embraces the future and helps enable the continued unique blend of Aggie values to thrive.
Tyson Voelkel ’96
President of the Texas A&M Foundation
We’re thrilled with the renovation that will serve the 12th Man 365 days a year as well as make for a beautiful setting for tailgating and national programs like ESPN GameDay.
Travis Dabney ’96
12th Man Foundation President and CEO

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FAQ

Who will use Aggie Park? How will they benefit?

Aggie Park will be enjoyed by all members of the Aggie Network – students, former students, faculty, staff, Aggie parents, and friends of Texas A&M. Students, former students and Aggie families are expected to be the primary users, but the park will also be accessible to residents of the Bryan-College Station community. Year-round usage will range from Aggie Ring Day to study and play, picnics to tailgating.

Why is this project important?

Aggie Park will provide additional green space on campus that is functional, inspiring and restorative. It will allow for outdoor study and student recreation, and will provide space for reflection and renewal. A new building within the park will provide needed improved space for Aggie Ring Day and other annual celebrations and events.

What is the timeline for this project?

Site preparation began in February 2020. Site development will begin in March 2020. Park redevelopment is anticipated to be complete by the spring of 2022.

What new features will be added to the park?

New features planned for the park include Wi-Fi, water features, an outdoor amphitheater, and improved green spaces and outdoor spaces for study, relaxation, tailgating, entertainment and recreation.

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Contact

For Donor Opportunities

Nic Taunton ’07
NTaunton07@AggieNetwork.com
(979) 845-7514
THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER STUDENTS

Mark Klemm ’81
MKlemm@txamfoundation.com
(979) 458-6684
TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION

Project Logistics

Marty Holmes ’87
MHolmes87@AggieNetwork.com
(979) 845-7514

Media Contacts

Kathryn Greenwade ’88
KGreenwade88@AggieNetwork.com
THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER STUDENTS

Lynn Schlemeyer
LSchlemeyer@txamfoundation.com
TEXAS A&M FOUNDATION

Amy Smith
Amy.B.Smith@tamu.edu
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

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