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Neighborhood Fort Worth Park Gets Artsy

A park northeast of downtown Fort Worth is the site of a new neighborhood community art project.

Students from Carter-Riverside High School joined local artists to create original artwork for the playground at nearby Oakhurst Park.

The students, Friends of Oakhurst Park and Riverside Arts District, worked together to give a new look to a city park that fell into disrepair.

The park came to life back in the 1920s and gave Oakhurst residents a place to play and socialize until the spring of 2015.

Riverside Arts District Chief Improvement Officer Debby Stein wrote in a news release that the sprinkler system failed a year ago and vegetation died. Neighbors then adopted the park and founded Friends of Oakhurst Park.

"Supporters of the park have implemented a safety plan, planted seasonal landscape and covered costs to maintain and water the area," according to Stein.

The Art in the Park project during Memorial Day weekend gave neighbors, local artists and art students at Carter-Riverside High School another opportunity to spruce up a neighborhood designated as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.

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