Wallis in Austin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Wallis Memorial Nature Park
In April 1996, sisters Bessie Mynarik, Leona Mynarik, and Sidonie Cliett, daughters of John and Lille Mynarik of Wallis, donated 3.34 acres of land to the City of Wallis to be designated as a nature park. The adjoining 1.67 acres were then acquired by the Mayor and City Council. Thus began the 5-acre project known as the "WALLIS MEMORIAL NATURE PARK." After securing the site, numerous volunteers began the enormous task of clearing, shaping, and maintaining the park. Among those initial faithful volunteers, Mr. Eugene Parma, cousin to the Mynarik sisters, stood head and shoulders above the others. Mr. Parma faithfully dedicated his time and efforts to making this project a reality. He personally volunteered in excess of 4,000 hours sculpting this park - which he so dearly loved - until his untimely death in February 1999.
Erected by Hartsville Cemetery Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1999.
Location. 29° 38.066′ N, 96° 4.354′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7039 Commerce St, Wallis TX 77485, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wallis High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Wallis Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul Lutheran Church (approx. half a mile away); Wallis State Bank (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wallis Independent (approx. ¾ mile away); J.O. Williams School (approx. ¾ mile away); Guardian Angel Catholic Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); William Henry & Lydia Ann English Guyler (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wallis.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.