FM 1187 is the entryway into the City of Aledo. There is a sense of community as you drive along the landscaped median with Gulf Muhly grasses, Burford hollies, and crape myrtles, interspersed with roses, live oaks, and cedar elms.
Over the railroad tracks, Parker County Master Gardeners have created and maintained the beautiful Neil Collins Memorial Rose Garden on the city hall property, since 2006. This rose garden won second place award at the Texas Master Gardener Association conference in 2007.
Rose rosette has challenged the master gardeners to remove most of the diseased roses and replace with shrubs, perennials, and annuals.
The garden, by the door to the city hall building has Fall Asters in the design of an “A” for Aledo, plus, 500 variegated vinca major plants under the live oak trees.
Across the street, the Aledo Community Center and Park incorporates a walking trail that meanders through its playground and gardens.
The park has a gazebo for picnics and benches for resting. Perennials, trees, annuals, and shrubs, planted in six defined flowerbeds. They create interest with the variety of displays on berms, arbors, and trellises, with a surround of decorative boulders. Perennials, trees, annuals, and shrubs, planted in six defined flowerbeds. They create interest with the variety of displays on berms, arbors, and trellises, with a surround of decorative boulders.