Holiday lights coming to Portland's Lincoln Park

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PORTLAND — Lincoln Park will be illuminated with holiday lights for the first time in its history at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6.

The city on Monday announced local artist Pandora LaCasse is designing the lighting for the park, which is bounded by Congress, Franklin, Federal and Pearl streets.

Working with the Friends of Lincoln Park, the city has been refurbishing the park, created in 1866 following the fire that destroyed much of Portland’s downtown. 

Last month, the park’s restored fountain was turned on, and the city has also improved park sidewalks and will add trees.

Friends of Lincoln Park is also looking for sponsors for 30 new benches, and the city will repair and replace the park’s iron fence and foundation in 2018.