This month the City of Taylor will host two very exciting events celebrating new additions to the City of Taylor's public art space: the dedication of the Fred Kerley Mural in the Main Street District, and the official opening of the Percussion Park in Murphy Park. Both events are open to the public, and I hope to see many of our residents there.
First, I am thrilled to announce the official dedication of the Fred Kerley Mural on Saturday, February 4. It's been awesome to watch Taylor artist Adam Davenport working on the mural for the past few months. If you haven't had a chance to check it out, I suggest driving by the Ford Ground Storage Tank at 1601 N. Main St. and hope you can join us as we dedicate the mural to our hometown hero!
Adam has been working on painting the mural since the beginning of November and completed the artwork in January. Mr. Davenport's work can be seen throughout Taylor, including the Bill Picket statue on the corner of Second and Main, the bronze mallard duck statue at the Duck Pond at Taylor High and the buffalo mural that is seen on the side of the building at the 74 Man Store in downtown.
On Saturday, February 18, our Parks and Recreation Department and Good Life Taylor will hold an official ribbon cutting ceremony for Percussion Park located in Murphy Park. If you've recently visited Murphy Park, you may have noticed the construction next to the current playground in the area between the lake and pool. This project began when Good Life Taylor, an organization founded in 2012 to promote healthy families and outdoor activities, brought the concept of the playground to City officials. The idea was to create a vibrant, creative, musical space within the City's parks system where people of all ages and abilities can gather, create music, and enjoy the outdoors.
Construction was recently completed and we're looking forward to its official grand opening! Percussion Park is a unique and innovative addition to our Parks. Construction costs for the park were provided in part from a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Local Park Grant Program and supplemented by funds raised by Good Life Taylor.
It's exciting to see the City honor important figures in our City's history, bring color and vibrancy to our Main Street, and provide a creative place for children and adults alike to to celebrate the creative arts. Both these projects are a testament to the City of Taylor's dedication to enhancing the City's quality of life through art and music, and we look forward to similar projects in the years ahead .