The Uptown Messenger

As The Fly continues to increase in popularity as a riverfront recreation spot and the uppermost end of Magazine Street continues to suffer under heavy traffic, the Audubon Commission is asking city officials for $8.7 million in long-overdue upgrades to both.

Sprucing up The Fly
The Riverview area behind Audubon Park (commonly called The Fly) seems to be increasing in popularity with the lakefront inaccessible, said Larry Rivarde, managing director of Audubon Zoo and Park, during a recent hearing on the commission's 2014 budget requests. The sports fields are used by the Carrollton Boosters and Children's Hospital, while the lawn is used for church picnics, crawfish boils and family reunions.

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