The sign is part of a nearly $3 million renovation of the park that was mostly completed in November. A dedication ceremony recognizing what had already been completed was held back on November 19.
The project included restoring the park’s amphitheater and its dressing rooms. The property once served as the home to Birmingham’s first zoo.
There are still more things to be done, including the installation of a statue recognizing the park’s most famous resident – Miss Fancy – to stand in front of the sign. For those not familiar with the area around the park, the new sign is located at the northern entrance to the park where 41st Street meets 5th Avenue South.
The date for next year’s Art in Avondale Park has also been announced – probably the first time many will see the improvements. It’ll be held on Saturday, May 5.
Photo: “new sign going up at Avondale Park! #bham” tterrabab/instagram.