The Southern University Center for Social Research and Mayor-President Kip Holden will hold an opening ceremony for the new Scotlandville Community Garden Park at noon on Friday, according to a city-parish news release.

The garden community park is located on the corner of Pembroke and Goudchaux streets.

On Dec. 15 the Southern University community, Home Depot, and the mayor’s office worked together to build the community playground and garden with plots for residents to grow vegetables and fruits. The project is part of a community-developed master plan to revitalize the Scotlandville community.

“Projects like the Scotlandville Garden Park represent how neighbors can work together, take ownership and build pride among its residents to improve the quality of life for their communities,” Holden said in the release.

Funding for the community garden was provided through the Love Your Block initiative, developed as part of Baton Rouge Proud, the Holden’s service plan that aims to increase volunteerism and target volunteers to address the city’s greatest needs.