This Saturday, two big plots of green space will officially be given new life in The Deuces Live District. The City of St. Petersburg is hosting a ribbon cutting for two new public parks by the intersection of 22nd St and 9th Ave South.
Located along 22nd Street South, District Park and Deuces Park will become the city’s newest public spaces during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 am on Saturday, February 18, with remarks on the celebration by Mayor Ken Welch and City Council Member John Muhammad.
The community is invited out to the ribbon cutting, where we expect to glean more information on the two parks and their exact locations. With plans now seemingly in motion for the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum to be built as part of the Historic Gas Plant District redevelopment by Hines and the Tampa Bay Rays, it may very well be the city-owned land originally set aside for the museum that is set to become a new park.
Guided by the community leadership of Deuces Live and the Warehouse Arts District Business Associations, the two new city parks will be added along 22nd Street South, as identified in the Warehouse Arts District Deuces Live Action Plan. The construction of District Park and Deuces Park, two public plazas, will provide new public spaces for businesses and organizations to host events, festivals, and community gatherings.
Stay tuned to I Love the Burg for more updates.
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