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Great Seal of Guam Park being renovated

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A new addition to the Hagatna Trail is planned with the renovation of the Great Seal of Guam Park. The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Guam has announced the renovation of the park. The $273,000 project will develop the park into an interactive and educational landmark.

Spokesperson Julius Santos said, "It's a really neat concept - basically it's the Guam Seal and it's going to be a life-sized interactive Guam Seal, hence the term 'living seal'."

The concept of the park allows people to stand at a certain vantage point, and experience a three-dimensional, living, organic view of all the aspects of the Guam Seal. "So from afar if you're looking at the seal you see all the element of the Seal and as you get closer you notice that they're separated. You've have the galaide, which is just outside the Seal, and then you look further down and you see the actual living organic coconut tree that's in the Seal. And then, of course, the cliffline in the background," Santos explained.

Project manager Roe-Ann Cruz stated the Lieutenant Governor's Office is already working to get the project started, saying, "As soon as we can get the bid out I believe to the construction company we can start construction." The estimated completion date is next April, just in time for the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts.

Santos said, "Not too many people even knew this park existed, it was established back in 1992 by Lieutenant Governor Frank Blas, so I think it's appropriate that Lieutenant Governor Tenorio is revitalizing this really important park for the island of Guam, especially that it's going to be in time for FESTPAC, when we're going to have tens of thousands of people walking through Hagatna."

The park falls along the Hagatna Walking Trail, adding yet another component to the multifaceted educational walking tour.

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