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Construction Commences on Repentance Park
Plan Baton Rouge II Projects Moving Forward

Construction has officially begun on Repentance Park with completion expected to be in late summer. Proposed by the Riverfront Master Plan and Plan BR II, the $3.5 million project paid for by state sales tax rebate, is to be reconfigured as a public open space connecting the Municipal Campus, River Center Campus, North Boulevard Town Square, and the Arts & Entertainment District.

A portion of the existing parapet wall at City Hall Plaza will be removed, encouraging pedestrians to move west into a grove of shade trees that pushes out onto the highest terrace of Repentance Park. The highest terrace will feature with over 700 water jets under the shade grove.

The new design will encourage more pedestrian activity in the City Hall Plaza area and Repentance Park with a direct ADA connection to North Boulevard Town Square, the Old State Capitol Grounds and the Shaw Center for the Arts by way of a pedestrian promenade along St. Phillip Street.

The transition down to River Road will be a gradual sloped lawn that will create an amphitheater type space for concerts and other performances. A lit pathway will descend along the southern edge of the site, complete with benches oriented toward the Old State Capitol grounds. The design team includes Reed Hildebrand Associates Inc., Reich Associates, Trahan Architects, Suzanne Turner Associates, ABMB Engineers, Craul Land Scientists and LAM Partners. Contractor for the project is Arrighi Construction. View the entire plan at our website...

Use the map below as a guide for pedestrian circulation to/from the River Center during construction...

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

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