July 28, 2011 - Mayor Buckhorn was joined by the Laxer family and Tampa City Council for the grand re-opening of Berns Park on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
The park has undergone renovations including brick-lined walkways and curved brick walls, benches, decorative fencing, signage, fountain, and landscaping. The Laxer Family donated the 'Three Graces,' a life-sized sculpture by the artist Karoy. The 6-foot-high work was cast in Romania and is the fountain's centerpiece. A plaque, with text honoring Bern Laxer, was written by the Laxer family and is prominently placed on a brick column.
Community fund raising efforts by Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Assn., Bayshore Garden Neighborhood Assn., and Hyde Park Preservation Inc. paid for shrubs and ground covers.
For more information, please contact the City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department at 274-8615.
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