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New Cultural Arts Park to be the Latest Addition to Highly Sought After Mural District

Jun 03, 2016 12:57PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Gallery: Groundbreaking Ceremony [4 Images] Click any image to expand.

On May 27th, the local community had a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cultural Arts Park in Downtown Fresno. The park is the latest addition to the highly sought after and successful mural district neighborhood.

There was a great turnout of well over 50 people ranging from public officials, residents, and business owners. 

Students from Kepler Neighborhood School’s music ensemble performed at the groundbreaking for the new Cultural Arts District Park in downtown Fresno with city of Fresno officials, Councilman Oliver Baines, Mayor Ashley Swearengin and City Manager Bruce Rudd.

Plans for the New Cultural Arts Park in Downtown Fresno

We were also lucky enough to get in touch with Irma Yepez-Perez, someone who was instrumental in writing the $2.5 million grant for the new Cultural Arts District Park. 

Irma informed us that the park site is just under one acre (.77)  and will include the following amenities once construction is completed:

1.     Shaded Playground

2.     Outdoor workout stations

3.     Performing arts stage

4.     Picnic/BBQ area

5.     Lighting, landscaping, fencing

"Fresno is home to a very diverse population," Irma said. "Our goal with the Cultural Arts District Park was to help bridge cultural awareness and bring the community together.  Parks enrich lives and add value to our homes and neighborhoods.  The Cultural Art District Park will benefit downtown revitalization and it will benefit the hundreds of new families that call downtown home."

For further information on the event and the future plans for the park, visit the Fresno Bee website.

Content courtesy of Aaron Blair, the President and CEO of the 
Downtown Fresno Partnership.

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