Downtown Baton Rouge holds grand opening of Convention Street Park

Downtown Baton Rouge holds grand opening of Convention Street Park

POSTED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 11:34pm

Hundreds of people gathered downtown today for the new Convention Street Park grand opening.

The park is located on a three-quarter acre lot on Convention and Seventh Street.

The funding for the park was made possible by the Imagine Your Parks tax passed by voters in Baton Rouge in 2004.

The park also features a large mobile mural donated by the BR: Walls project.

"It gives it a nice little green space right in the middle of downtown,” said Kenny Riche, BREC Commission Chairman. “There’s a nice mural which Baton Rouge: Walls donated.”

“It's inspiring people that when they come together, they can do just about anything and if anything, it’s making it more pleasant to the eye," stated BR: Walls co-curator Casey Phillips.

The BR: Walls project will be unveiling two more mobile art displays very soon in the Arts Corridor along Third and Fourth Street.

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