After more than a year of construction, Mardi Gras Park in downtown Mobile is officially open to the public.
The park’s grand opening was held Tuesday. Mayor Sandy Stimpson along with the Mobile Carnival Association unveiled the park, located between Government plaza and the History Museum of Mobile.
“This can be a main corridor and place of activity for visitors because of the future plans to really juice things up for Fort Conde and make it more interactive for visitors and the history museum is now doing things so when you have all this tied together it’s just going to make this area come alive,” said Mayor Sandy Stimpson.
The city is still trying to find money for the second phase of the project, that would include a pavilion featuring an open air market. It’s expected that would cost about $2.5 million.