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Meg Matthews
371-4421 (0ffice)
804-4822 (cell)
mmatthews@littlerock.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dedication of La Petite Roche

City of Little Rock, Office of Public Relations
Meg Matthews
371-4421 (0ffice)
804-4822 (cell)
mmatthews@littlerock.org


Media Advisory

What: Dedication of La Petite Roche
When: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:00 p.m.
Where: Julius Breckling Riverfront Park (see attached map)


It has been noted that one of the most frequently asked questions from visitors to our City is, “Where is the little rock?” The landmark and city’s namesake, La Petite Roche, is located at the north end of Rock Street overlooking the river. It’s part of the 33 acre Riverfront Park.

Over the past year, the City of Little Rock has excavated the hill side closest to La Petite Roche and exposed as much of the “little rock” as possible. Also, a pathway has been created to make viewing easy and enjoyable. Funding came from a combination of public and private funds.

On Wednesday, La Petite Roche will be dedicated at 2:00 p.m. at the site, which is east of the Junction Bridge and north of the Medical Mile.

“Dedicating La Petite Roche is a great example of taking something that is significant to many, partnering with both public and private entities, and working toward a common objective,” said City Director Dean Kumpuris. “We’re pleased to be memorializing the namesake of our City.”

Mayor Mark Stodola will be joined by Parks and Recreation Director Truman Tolefree, Director Kumpuris and a host of other participants who’ve worked tirelessly to help make La Petite Roche available for viewing and making it the focal point it deserves.


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