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2022 City News Releases

Posted on: April 15, 2022

Sugar Land’s Eagle Plaza Installation Complete

Sugar Land, TX – The Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department in association with the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation and Sugar Land 4B Corporation recently completed Phase II of the Eagle Plaza Project located inside of Sugar Land Memorial Park. 

The plaza provides an amphitheater-style gathering and memorial space surrounding the eagle sculpture. Sugar Land residents Col. R.P.S. Bhalla and his wife, Kanwal, donated $100,000 to the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation for the plaza development. 

Additional donations were provided by former Mayor Jimmy Thompson and his wife, Nancy; Brooke Thompson (in memory of Bob Brown); the Amy and Gary Becker Foundation, John Null; and members of the Sugar Land Executive Team. A listing of all donors is on a plaque near the statue. 

The Sugar Land Legacy Foundation works on behalf of the city of Sugar Land to promote community investment in large-scale, quality-of-life projects. These projects commemorate, transform and celebrate the Sugar Land community.

The non-profit foundation works with individuals, corporations, trusts and other foundations interested in making sustainable, charitable, tax-deductible donations to financially support or facilitate support for activities and capital projects that benefit the Sugar Land community.  The group’s charitable efforts are guided by:

  • advocating diversity of culture, race, ethnicity, religion and age;
  • ensuring transparency, accountability and fairness in all dealings; and
  • promoting service to the community.

To learn more, visit

Eagle Plaza Ribbon Cutting

Photo Caption: Pictured (L-R) during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony are City Councilmember Stewart Jacobson; Mayor Pro-Tem Jennifer J. Lane; Councilmember Carol K. McCutcheon; Anita Muller; Kanwal Bhalla; Legacy Foundation President Sunil “Sunny” Sharma; Rashmi Sharma; Mayor Joe R. Zimmerma; and Councilmembers Suzanne Whatley, Naushad Kermally and William Ferguson. 

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