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New mural in Greene Square to recognize American Discovery Trail

A mural being painted as part of the nation American Discovery Trail in downtown Cedar Rapids near Green Square Park (Taylor Holt/KCRG)
A mural being painted as part of the nation American Discovery Trail in downtown Cedar Rapids near Green Square Park (Taylor Holt/KCRG)(KCRG)
Published: Sep. 11, 2019 at 4:27 PM CDT
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A new mural going up in Greene Square Park will pay homage to the American Discovery Trail and it's all part of efforts to beautify the area.

The area of the park where the mural is being created is part of a 6,800-mile national trail system that runs through Cedar Rapids. Jesse Thoeming, the Executive Director for the Downtown District, said the mural will draw more people and shine a light on the trail.

"What we want to do with more public art, lighting improvements, and murals alike is to create a distinguishable corridor pathway for pedestrians, and bicyclists, joggers, visitors and locals,” Thoeming said.

A local Iowa artist will be creating the mural. It's expected to be unveiled at the final farmer's market on September 21.

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