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“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” -Walt Disney

Downtown Hammond Pavilion Committee

Pavilion updated 012819

The idea of a pavilion originated in the 2002 DDD Master Plan update. This plan was created with input from 80 citizens, business persons, city officials and the Hammond DDD Board and staff; all forming a vision of a functional, public, multi-use space.

The 2002 Master Plan states:
“A permanent facility for the existing Farmer’s Market should be built. The open-air facility will include drive-in parking for vendors and will have public restrooms, electricity, plumbing, a concession space, a plaza for arts and crafts vendors, a small stage for entertainment, and storage for the DDD. Hammond has no real central public gathering space. A formal, landscaped plaza is envisioned as an area for locals and tourists to gather, to sit, to rest, to read or just to enjoy the hustle and bustle of Downtown Hammond.”

The DDD has faced many obstacles on the way to making this vision a reality; mainly on the issue of exactly where this pavilion should be built. So this year, we've decided to take action and find a home for this vision. We've joined forces with passionate community members to finally form a DDD Pavilion Committee.

The committee's current focus is to pick a realistic location. To stay up-to-date on the committee's progress or get involved click here.

*** This rendering to the left is ONLY an example.

Bike Rack Art Competition - Ends October 1, 2020


The Hammond Downtown Development District is committed to the constant revitalization, cultivation, and support of Downtown Hammond. Through grant funds awarded by the Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition, we were able to order six brand new, custom-made bike racks for our community. These racks will be installed at different locations throughout the district later this year.One great feature of these specific racks is the circular-shaped "blank space" that can be used to display art. 

Let's celebrate the installation of these racks with a digital art contest!

Participant Entry & Eligibility Requirements:
- Must be a resident of Tangipahoa parish or a student attend that attends a parish school
- One entry per person and/or group
- All ages welcome

Entry Details/Dimensions:
- Entries can vary in size and shape, but MUST be small enough to fit inside a 16" circle. (See image below.)
- Entries MUST NOT exceed 16" in diameter
- Entries must NOT contain copyrighted material or threatening, offensive, and/or abusive subject matter
- Entries must NOT be political or religious in nature, as the winning entries will be displayed in public spaces.
- Entries can be one of the following types: illustrations, dynamic painting, graphic design, photography, photo painting, or digital collage
- Entries must be able to be rendered into digital form (this is for installation purposes, as winning entries will be printed on vinyl.)
- The deadline has been extended from its original date. Entries are now due NO LATER THAN October 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM.
- Theme: "Only in Downtown Hammond"

To Submit: Please fill out form and upload art work HERE

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