New public art for Tucson park

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- An east side memorial park is getting a new piece of public art thanks to a summer youth program.

Seven recent grads from Palo Verde and Santa Rita High Schools are working with local artists on a new sculpture for the Michael Perry Park.  The artists and the students are getting paid for their hard work in the 8-week program.

"We hope the public will really appreciate and enjoy this work and that it will serve as, as signage and marker, you know, kinda a lead-in to the park, to get, get people down and enjoy it," said artist Jason Butler.

Perry was a 12-year-old boy who was murdered in 1984. 

The project is costing the city $25,000 and is expected to be completed by mid-August.