Robstown officials said at Monday's City Council meeting that the city's Centennial Plaza would be opening to the public soon.

The 18,000-square-foot park has been somewhat of an eye-catching attraction added to Robstown's Main Avenue, but much of the public is still uncertain on the status of the park.

City officials held a near-completion ceremony in January, but the park remains incomplete and has not yet opened to the public.

Many attractions have already been added to the park, including a gazebo, wrought-iron fencing and shaded trees, with benches on the way.

Robstown city attorney Armando Gonzalez said the official opening of the $220,000 park is still unknown, but he said it would be available to the public soon.

The park was commissioned by the Robstown Improvement Development Commission and will be of great enjoyment to the community of Robstown, Gonzalez said.

"The Centennial Plaza park is currently categorized as a 4B tax board establishment by the state legislature," Gonzalez said.

Since the park was built under a 4B tax board establishment, it does not yet belong to the city of Robstown.

The certificate of completion of the Centennial Plaza park has not been given yet to the city, so until then the park cannot open to the public, Gonzalez said.

"We still have some park benches on the way," he said. "We would also like to wait until then to open the park up to the public officially."

City leaders must also discuss and consider the rules and guidelines for the park, such as alcohol use and hours of operation - something which must also take place before the park can be utilized by the public.