ROANOKE, Va. – Play Roanoke raises money to refurbish an old, desolate tunnel.

They have launched a campaign to paint a mural on the tunnel that connects River’s Edge Park to South Roanoke. It will be a 3D river scene where people will feel like they are floating through the tunnel.

Organizers hope the mural will make it an Instagram worthy place and ultimately make the city more welcoming.

“We thought this would be a fun way to take up a space that people just see as a way to get from one side of the railroad track to the other and just be fun, and that’s the ultimate goal,” said Patrick Boas , Recreation Manager for Roanoke Parks and Recreation.

It will take approximately $ 10,000 to complete the project. So far, they have raised more than $ 2,000.

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