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Pullen Park to mark 130 years on Saturday

March 21, 2017 GMT

Pullen Park will celebrate its 130th anniversary this Saturday with a special event that will feature a community art project and installation.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Raleigh artist Autumn Cobeland, who is best known for her series of works on the Raleigh greenway, will lead an opportunity for park visitors of all ages to create a mosaic.

The finished artwork will become the backdrop of the Pullen Park stage for events this spring, according to a city press release. In addition to the art project, the Pullen Memory Squad will be out and about collecting stories from park visitors. Some lucky visitors will win free tickets and other prizes for sharing their stories.

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Pullen Park is at 408 Ashe Ave. near downtown Raleigh and features a carousel, kiddie train, kiddie boats and a large playground. Park admission is free. Tickets for the rides are $1 each