Cultural Arts District Park in downtown Fresno will have its official opening ceremony Thursday night, and Mayor Ashley Swearengin will be on hand.
Swearengin, along with Fresno City Councilman Oliver Baines, local leaders and members of Fresno’s arts community, will be at the event at the corner of Fulton and Calaveras streets at 5 p.m.
The park project, which broke ground in May, cost $1.4 million, with most of the funds covered by state grants, the city said. Cultural Arts District Park covers more than 33,000 square feet and features a performing arts stage and three canopies with colorful motion-detection lighting.
There will be live entertainment before the ceremony from local artists Trey Tosh and Rockville, and there will be several arts displays. Food trucks will be along Calaveras Street.
The event is free and open to the public.