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Elliott David, 3, plays in dirt after the Hermann Park Conservancy ground breaking ceremony for the Grand Gateway renovation project at Hermann Park Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, in Houston. He is the son of Danny David, vice president of Hermann Park Conservancy. The Grand Gateway, the historic main entrance to Hermann Park, will undergo a $5 million renovation and is set to be completed in March 2014. The Grand Gateway includes the area from the Mecom Fountain to the Sam Houston Monument and the area of parkland on the esplanade between Fannin and Main known as Cravens Parkway.