Groundbreaking for a new spray park at Carl E. young was scheduled for Saturday, but because of unexpected thunderstorms, the city postponed the ceremony. Despite the postponing, one determined family decided to brave the storm to have their own groundbreaking.
The Briggle family, who ran fundraisers ranging from a booth at the Community Market to people just donating money, raised $10,000 to build the spray park. The original goal was $100,000 for a full budget for construction, but the money they raised showed the city that they meant business.
When storms moved into Denton late Friday night and continue through Saturday, the city decided it wasn't the best day to hold a groundbreaking ceremony. Adam Briggle gave his wife, Amber, the idea to hold their own ceremony.
"If the city isn't going to do it today, then we will," she said. "We've gone rogue."
The Briggle family(Adam, Amber and their children Max and Lulu) grabbed a shovel from their garage, spray-painted it gold, and went to the park with rain boots and umbrellas to celebrate their success.
While Max and Lulu played in the mud and splashed in the puddles, Amber went live on Facebook to broadcast her family's rogue groundbreaking ceremony. Saturday, June 24, 2017, Carl E. Young Park in Denton, Texas. Jake King/DRC ORG XMIT: txder