JB Sandlin Park
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- Multi-Purpose Trail
- Practice Backstops
About the Park
J.B. Sandlin Park is an 11-acre neighborhood park named after Mr. Sandlin, a homebuilder / developer and former North Richland Hills City Council Member. The park offers a playground, shade pavilion with picnic tables, practice fields, open space, and walking trails that connect to the John Barfield Trail.
About J.B. Sandlin
J.B. Sandlin came to Northeast Tarrant County in 1952 to teach at Birdville High School after serving in the Air Force. After 5 years of being a coach, a teacher, and a principal he along with his wife Mary Lou founded J.B. Sandlin Homes, a family business, that would build over 3,500 homes and 5,000 lots during his lifetime. It was in North Richland Hills that they would raise their four children and help build a growing community. J.B. served as city councilman in NRH from 1965 to 1971. Never one to stay on the sidelines he served on many civic and charitable organizations and was a charter member and president of the Northeast Lions Club of which he was awarded a Melvin Jones fellowship. His leadership spread as he was an active Republican nationally as well as statewide. Taking pride in helping to build Northeast Tarrant County led him to become president of the local and state Homebuilders Associations. His leadership was recognized by being named builder of the year for both organizations. He was also elected a Senior Life Director of the National Association of Homebuilders. He continued by founding Liberty Bank in 1985, one of the few remaining independent community banks in the state. Throughout his life he continued his desire to help educate young people by establishing scholarships in an education foundation he created at the Fort Worth Builders Association and at his alma mater Stephen F. Austin for graduates of Birdville Independent School District. His influence continues even today in all the students he taught, the family business he built, the communities he supported, the charities he served, and the love he shared with his family, friends, and associates.
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