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Residents unveiling the Willow Branch Park  culvert mural

AIDS Memorial Mural Unveiled at Willow Branch Park

October 05, 2020
The AIDS Memorial mural within historic Willow Branch Park was officially unveiled on Saturday October 3,2020.
A private donor provided the funds for local artists Keith Doles, and his assistant Zac Freeman (both artists with workshops in the Cork Studios), to transform the culvert across the creek into a fitting tribute. The 45 names featured on this mural represent local Riverside/Avondale residents lost to AIDS related diseases over the years. 

This mural is one of a series of projects within Willow Branch Park, championed by the AIDS Memorial Project of NE Florida, to help beautify this historic patch of greenery in an urban setting, as well as to establish a permanent memorial to the over 5,000 citizens of northeast Florida who lost their lives to this disease.