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Here’s the story behind the new public art in downtown Macon park

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The new entrance signage and steps at Bernd Park.

The new entrance signage and steps at Bernd Park.

Mitch Jaugstetter

Mitch Jaugstetter

The new entrance signage and steps at Bernd Park.

MACON, GA — Bernd Park celebrated its new look in October after a nearly two-year expansion and improvement project.

The park, located at the corners of Cherry, New and Magnolia streets, had been in disrepair for quite some time.

Alexis Gregg and Tanner Coleman, owners of AnT Sculpture and Design, spearheaded the community-led and funded project.

“A friend and also a neighbor of this area, Carey Pickard, pointed out this park as kind of an eyesore and as underused and underserved,” Gregg said. “It was in the Macon Action Plan to redevelop this park, as well as add more public art in town, so we chose this location to redesign.”

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Here’s the story behind the new public art in downtown Macon park