Culture Yard Trench Town was officially licensed on International Reggae Day 2016. It is a milestone achievement and represents a musical heritage/community tourism project which has been in the re-development process for several years. Works spearheaded by the TPDco Projects Unit included improvement to the sewage system, upgrading of the kitchen, painting and general improvement works. It is intended to preserve and promote the rich musical heritage of this bedrock of reggae music, the economic development of the community and diversification of the tourism product.
The project is a partnership of several entities in the community and received financial assistance from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF), with works carried out by the Tourism Product Development Company Ltd. (TPDCo) through the Kingston & St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC).