Sandoval-NPBDBerwyn, Illinois – The North Berwyn Park District and Mayor Robert Lovero recently hosted State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-11) for the unveiling of Hett Park, located at 19th and Cuyler Street in Berwyn.

Hett Park, named in honor of Thomas A. Hett, is the latest addition to the North Berwyn Park District. Formerly Cuyler pool, Hett Park is home to Brocato playground, “the Studio” a new dance and fitness facility as well as a soon-to-be-constructed water park.

Thomas A. Hett was instrumental in the formation of the North Berwyn Park District; Mr. Hett guided residents through the legalities of forming a new park district that ultimately led to the initiation of the North Berwyn Park District. Mr. Hett served as Berwyn Township Attorney, Berwyn City Attorney, 6th Ward Alderman, Mayor of the City of Berwyn from 1977-1980 and served as Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County from 1980-2000.

“The City of Berwyn will continue to thrive under the leadership of Mayor Robert Lovero and North Berwyn Park District’s Executive Director Joe Vallez,” said Senator Sandoval. “Their drive to improve the quality of life to the residents was instrumental with bringing funding to the City of Berwyn.

 “Hett Park was made possible by a DCEO grant,” said Joe Vallez. “Which was sponsored by Senator Sandoval.”

Hett Park, through a combination of features at Brocato playground, the Studio dance and fitness facility and our new water park, will provide years of safe family-friendly activities for the residents of North Berwyn. The park has a completion date of July 2014.

Sandoval-Julian-CastroState Senator Martin Sandoval (D-11), who has close ties to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a rising Latino leader in America, joined the mayor to celebrate the Hispanic business community in St. Louis.

“The great change and growth that Mayor Castro has achieved in San Antonio is very inspiring,” said Sandoval. “This growth, as well as the engagement of the Hispanic community, is something that we are currently striving to achieve in the Midwest region.

The 39-year-old San Antonio native Mayor Julián Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city. First elected on May 9, 2009, Mayor Castro handily won re-election in 2011 with nearly 82 percent of the vote, making him the fifth Hispanic mayor of that city. He became a household name after being selected by President Barack Obama to deliver the Keynote Address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Many consider him as having the potential to become the first Hispanic president of the United States.


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Springfield Office:
Senator 12th District
111 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

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