New park to be built for AL's 200th birthday

New park to be built for AL's 200th birthday
(Source: WTVM)
(Source: WTVM)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley made an announcement about a new park to be built to celebrate the state's 200th birthday.

In 2019, Alabama will be two-hundred-years-old.

Bentley announced this morning that a capitol bicentennial park will be built right across from the capitol building in Montgomery.

The park will feature statues that tell Alabama's story.

"We are going to have a bicentennial park with 16 statues and these will commemorate events and individuals that were a part of our history," said Alabama Governor Robert Bentley.

The launch ceremony is scheduled for May 5 in Mobile.

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