Mayor Turner talks about the re-dedication of Emancipation Park

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Mayor Sylvester Turner discusses the highly anticipated re-dedication of Emancipation Park.

The park is the oldest park site in the city of Houston.

It was purchased for $800 in 1872 by a group of former enslaved African Americans as a gathering place to celebrate freedom.

Now the park has undergone a $33 million makeover and is poised to become a jewel in Houston's evolving Third Ward neighborhood.

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