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Picture boards at City Park mark progress since Katrina

City Park takes a look back at the devastation Hurricane Katrina left behind and celebrates how far it's come after the storm.

New picture boards line Big Lake showing photos of the park in late 2005 and what the areas look like now.

The pictures are another way City Park leaders are commemorating the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The storm and the levee failures that followed caused $43 million worth of damage to the park.

"We have transformed this area into the Big Lake area," says City Park CEO Bob Becker. "We built the festival grounds, we added miniature golf to the park's offerings. We've invested in the amusement park, in the botanical garden and built the Great Lawn and just did all kinds of things that people told us that they wanted and that were in our master plan."

The picture boards will be up through the end of September.

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