The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department will begin removing brick artwork this month from Near South Park at 19th and "A" streets. The park has been closed to the public for several months since the discovery that the brick work had become structurally unsafe. The park is expected to reopen in April.
Parks and Recreation has worked with artist Michael Morgan on the decommissioning of the artwork. The decommissioning was reviewed and approved by the Lincoln Partners for Public Art Development.
Morgan also is the artist who created the new carved brick arch adjacent to the Elaine Hammer Trail Bridge across North 27th Street. Morgan designed the arch with the assistance and approval of a structural engineer.
More information on the Parks and Recreation Department is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov.