published on December 1, 2016 - 1:57 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The City of Fresno will be celebrating the opening of its new Cultural Arts District Park this evening in downtown Fresno.

The $1.4 million park features more than 33,000 square feet of park space and features a performing arts stage and three canopies that feature colorful motion-detection lighting systems.

The park at 1607 Fulton Street will be open starting at 4 p.m. this evening, with an opening ceremony beginning at 5 p.m.

The event also includes live entertainment before and after the ceremony from local performing artists Trey Tosh and Rockville, and will feature several visual arts displays. Food trucks serving tacos, Asian fusion, sandwiches and churros will be stationed along Calaveras. The event is free and open to the public.

Projected attendees include Mayor Ashley Swearengin, Councilmember Oliver Baines, Julian Ramos and Lilia Chavez of the Fresno Arts Council and Bruce Batti, board member of the Downtown Fresno Partnership.

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