Event space under Richmond bridge is goal of I Have a Dream Festival

RICHMOND, Va. -- Community members gathered under the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Richmond Saturday for the second annual I Have a Dream Festival, which hopes to bring a park to the area.

The bridge connects Leigh Street on the west side of Shockoe Valley to O and Mosby streets on the East Side.

Organizers said they want to turn the area under the bridge into an event space that would connect with several fields on the other side, which they said many people are unaware of.

"Right now we don't have a lot of programming going on in these fields and we want to get people to recognize that they're here,” Rick Tatnall with Replenish Richmond said. “There's a lot of people in this town who don't even know these fields are back here, so we want to open up their minds and let them see what the possibilities are.”

Click here for more information about the MLK Unity Park Project.

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