Opening Day of Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park! Norma Gene Lykes walks along a portion of the Foundation's "Walk of Shade" lined by signature red benches. Tampa Parks & Recreation Director Paul Dial (on right) and Jason MacKenzie, city photographer, on left. Middle image shows Norma Gene getting a tour of the River Center by City Contractor Brad Suder. Additional funds were donated by the Foundation to fund shade structures over various seating and bleacher areas.
During the construction process, two F. E. Lykes Foundation board members admire the view from the River Center landing.