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Jan 3, 2014

B.T.L. Park to be officially opened

Darrell Bradley

B.T.L. Park remains under construction after several months of diligent restorative work.  The relentless rains, however, have caused major delays in the reopening of the recreational space.  Despite an initial launch date being set in early December, the Belize City Council has had to postpone grand event.  Mayor Darrell Bradley, in an interview with the media, gave an update on the progress of the park.

 

Darrell Bradley, Belize City Mayor

“If you recall, we had planned the launch of B.T.L. Park for the twentieth of December of 2013. Because of the continuous rains, we were forced to push that date backwards. We transferred all the launch activities including the free concert with Demarco and the fireworks display and many of the vendors and we transferred that to Memorial Park and we had a massive concert there which was very successful. I did a tour of B.T.L. Park with the on-the-ground foreman and he has advised me that the park will be ready by the first week in January. We are looking at January tenth. The park is about ninety-five percent completed; there is only one booth that is left to be finished. We have a lot of vendors who are already in the park. For example, Mister Ferguson, who does the photography, he is already opened. He opened at Christmas Eve and he is already taking business. We have several other vendors that are already in there. The City Council gave each of the vendors a fifteen hundred dollar grant to assist them with the transition into the park. And we are having a soft launch which is a ribbon cutting ceremony in early January just to launch the park and make it available for the public. And we will have a larger concert type activity on Valentine’s Day which will be a bigger activity, similar to what we did at Memorial Park on December twentieth. But members of the public can already use B.T.L. Park and I expect that by January tenth, the park will be one hundred percent complete and open and available to members of the public.”

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1 Response for “B.T.L. Park to be officially opened”

  1. Nicole says:

    the mayor is doing a wonderful job!!!!!!!!!!!

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