AUGUSTA — A ceremony to re-dedicate Cunningham Park, established 32 years ago at the corner of Bridge and North streets, is planned Sunday afternoon.

The small park was created in 1983 after a group of neighbors, concerned about the abandoned houses then on the site, worked with the city and then City Councilor Jack Cunningham, who lived in the neighborhood, to have the buildings torn down and replaced with a park, according to Cheryl Clukey, a member of the West Side Neighbors group.

Families involved in the creation of the park are expected to attend the re-dedication ceremony.

Clukey said the park sees lots of use by neighborhood kids and families and is an intimate, green space with an array of trees. She said the West Side Neighbors have worked with the city to upgrade and maintain the park, adding over the last five years a new water feature to the wading pool there and an updated playground and enlarging the park when an adjacent vacant building was removed.

The event is at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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