NEW: Lionel Richie nominates first-of-its-kind public park for Tuskegee

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Lionel Richie performing at The World Games 2022 Closing Ceremonies last summer. (Bham Now)

Hello? Is it a new park you’re looking for? Music icon Lionel Richie nominated a space to become a public park in his hometown of Tuskegee as part of the Lowe’s Hometowns community impact program. “Hello Park” will become the first public park of its kind available to residents in the community. Read on for details.

Uplifting the community

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This site will become a public park in Tuskegee, Alabama, as part of Lowe’s Hometowns. (Lowe’s Companies, Inc.)

Out of the 100 community projects to be completed nationwide as part of Lowe’s Hometowns, one stands in Alabama.

Launched in 2022, Lowe’s Hometowns is the company’s largest every community impact program—committing $100 million to revitalize and rebuild community spaces nationwide over the course of five years.

“We’ve listened to thousands of communities across the country and recognize that home can be defined as a community center, a shelter, a garden, a park or a school. We are honored to be able to support the Lowe’s Hometowns projects as we work together with our associates, our network of Pros and our impact partner Points of Light to help continue to make homes better for all.”

Marvin Ellison, Chairman and CEO, Lowe’s

Each project selected receives a grant from Lowe’s to make physical improvements that help local organizations continue to make a difference in their communities. This year, Lowe’s Hometowns received a project nomination from a very special Alabamian.

About the park

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The park is located right outside of Tuskegee University’s campus. (Pat Byington / The Bama Buzz)

Nominated for the program by Tuskegee native and music superstar Lionel Richie, Hello Park will be a beautiful outdoor space to gather, connect with nature and embrace the history of Tuskegee for future generations.

“My hometown of Tuskegee has inspired and impacted me all my life. I love the people, culture and natural beauty of our little town, so my hope is that Hello Park will become a special venue for our community to share in honoring our history and heritage. Thanks to the commitment of Lowe’s Hometowns to uplift communities nationwide, this dream will soon become a reality.”

Lionel Richie

Located directly across from the Tuskegee University campus, the park is close by to Richie’s alma mater. The undeveloped plot of land will soon become a vibrant outdoor space for the community.

“These investments might seem like one project but have a ripple effect and create long-term, positive change that enriches the lives of residents, families and the community for generations.”

Diane Quest, Interim President and CEO, Points of Light

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