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Mayor Buckhorn breaks ground to restore Water Works Park

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn together with Columbia Restaurant Group and community leaders broke ground to restore Water Works Park in Tampa Wednesday morning.

The park located near downtown on the Hillsborough River north of Interstate 275 will include a play area, a splash pad, a dog run, an open lawn and public boat docks. It will also boast a new performance pavilion.

The total cost for the project is $7.4 million with $6.5 million coming from the capital improvement tax. Biltmore Construction will work on the park.

The city will also restore Magbee Spring which is now called Ulele Spring. The city will lease the historic Water Works building to the restaurant group. Columbia will restore the building and open a new restaurant and brewery called Ulele there. The restaurant will serve a European-infused menu with Native American influences.

Officials hope to finish the project by spring of next year.
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