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Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Smoke still rises from the rubble of a house next to the fertilizer plant that exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

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WEST, Texas (AP) — Plans have been unveiled for a renovated park with a playground and memorial in a Central Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion claimed 15 lives.

Organizers on Tuesday night outlined the proposal during a town hall meeting in West. The park was damaged in last April’s fiery accident.

Mayor Tommy Muska (MOOSH’-kuh) says he’s open to ideas but officials have to consider park maintenance and sustainability.

The playground would be called “Parker’s Park” in honor of 4-year-old Parker Pustejovsky. His father, Joey Pustejovsky, was killed in the explosion. The boy has helped raise money for the park.

The site would include a pavilion, walkways and 15 trees to commemorate those who died. The park’s insurance policy covers about $100,000. West officials expect about $600,000 in federal funds.

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