Plano City Council approves new names for 3 buildings, pocket park

Plano City Manager Mark Israelson.
Plano City Manager Mark Israelson discusses the name changes being presented to council during the Dec. 13 meeting. (Screenshot courtesy city of Plano)

Plano City Manager Mark Israelson discusses the name changes being presented to council during the Dec. 13 meeting. (Screenshot courtesy city of Plano)

Plano City Council unanimously approved name changes for three city-owned buildings and a pocket park during its Dec. 13 meeting. The recommendations put forward by City Manager Mark Israelson were made to honor the city’s history and long-time civil servants.

The Parkway Service Center at 4120 W. Plano Parkway will soon be known as the Gerald P. Cosgrove Public Works Service Center to honor former Public Works Director Jerry Cosgrove. The former director died unexpectedly earlier this year.


Plano’s Day Labor Center at 805 Ozark Drive will be renamed the Adrian Magallanes Day Labor Center in honor of the center’s late supervisor.

The Plano Police Department substation at 4640 McDermott Road will be renamed the Gregory W. Rushin Police Substation to honor the contributions to the city by Greg Rushin, former police chief and current deputy city manager.

Lastly, the council approved a name for land for a pocket park located at the southeast corner of 15th Street and K Avenue. It will be known as Masonic Square to commemorate the Masons’ contributions to the city dating back to 1860s.