Mueller invites the Austin community to “Fill the Square” on Saturday, June 1. The outdoor, family-friendly event will celebrate the unofficial start of summer and the grand opening of the newest Mueller park, Paggi Square.
The event will include kid-friendly activities that feature sidewalk chalk such as Four Square, Hopscotch and local artist Gil Russell’s creation of a sidewalk-chalk mural. Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole will also be on hand to officially open the new park with a brief ceremony that includes them tossing the first pétanque balls, one of many games that can be played in Paggi Square’s flexible courtyard.
Like many of Mueller’s streets and parks, this new open space is named after an historic Austinite. Michael Paggi is credited for bringing ice manufacturing technology to Austin in 1871. In honor of Mr. Paggi’s ice legacy, Mueller business Frost Bank will provide snow cones till noon. The festivities will also feature performances by the Huston-Tillotson Jazz Ensemble and Pétanque lessons by the Heart of Texas Petanque Club.
Fill the Square: The Grand Opening of Paggi Square
Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to noon
At Paggi Square
(On Robert Browning Street, between Page Street and Ruiz Street)