The men of Galaxy are celebrating the club’s 50th anniversary by sponsoring the construction of Galaxy Park, a stopping point on the Lunsford Trail that overlooks the pond.
The park is not completed, but for now, students can see a concrete marker in front of the construction site with the club’s name and date of establishment. Galaxy president Kason Hart, senior electronic media major from Houston, said he hopes to see the park completed by Homecoming.
The social club began collecting money for the project about six years ago, said Galaxy member Preston Woolfolk, senior political science and business major from San Antonio.
Woolfolk said the club originally raised money to build a pier and bridge that would span the pond. After the pond was completed, members learned the foundation would not support such a structure, and the park was chosen as an alternative.
The completed park will consist of stone benches, similar to those at Jacob’s Dream.
Woolfolk said he liked the original plan but knows club members are satisfied with the park.
“I’m glad we have something on campus we can call our own,” he said.