Cleaver Boulevard will go orange in celebration

cleaver-boulevardCleaver Boulevard will be going orange to celebrate the completion of streetscape improvements there.

The boulevard has gotten new streetlights, trees and planters, sidewalks, bus shelters and more between Rockhill Road and The Paseo.

The city and the parks department are planning an official ribbon cutting on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. at Kiely Park, located at the intersection of The Paseo and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevards, next to Gates Bar-B-Q.

According to an announcement, the boulevard will be draped with orange ribbons in honor of the spirit of the boulevard’s namesake, Emanuel Cleaver II, who believes “there is more power in unity than division.” The color orange is meant to represent cultural diversity, racial harmony and civility. Decorative orange ribbons will be placed on street light poles in the area in honor of the event.

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