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‘Promenade’ Construction Begins at Arts Park

What’s going on at the Halagueno Arts Park? Julia Heaton, chair of the Fine Arts and Acquisition Vetting Committee, said the construction going on in front of the Carlsbad Municipal Library is part of the Promenade phase of the HAP project.

“It will connect the main part of the park to that area,” Heaton said. “We’re taking out old concrete and putting in new paths, adding more lighting and security cameras.”

Park benches and sculptures will eventually be added as well, Heaton said, noting that the hope is to include a sculpture of Carlsbad’s founder, Charles Eddy.

The City of Carlsbad is also repaving the parking lot in front of the library. Hours for the library have not changed, and a temporary transit stop is being set up.

The park has been designed as an inner-city arts park and features a mural by Noel Marquez, sculptures by Glenna Goodacre, and a sculpture by Wren Prather-Stroud, among others.  Last year, “Cougar,” a bronze sculpture by Cynthia Rowland, and “Ball in the Window,” a mixed-media sculpture by Bill Weaver, were both added to the park. Sculptures and artwork are provided by donors

“Thanks to Julia Heaton and everyone with FAAV for their continued work on this project,” Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway said. “It’s a beautiful arts park, and it is getting even better.”

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