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Fremont recently celebrated the official grand opening of the city’s newest community park in decades.

City officials and community leaders on Saturday hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Lila Bringhurst Community Park, the city’s 62nd public park, located at 45051 Wisdom Way.

The grand opening celebration for the two-acre park, which officially opened to the public Aug. 18, included games for kids and a food truck. The event was streamed live online for those unable to attend.

Lennar Inc. constructed the park, which is located on a four-acre site in Fremont’s Innovation District and is adjacent to Lila Bringhurst Elementary School and serves as a joint-use park with the Fremont Unified School District.

An architectural schematic shows the layout of the new Lila Bringhurst Community Park, which officially opened Saturday, and the adjacent elementary school that will get to use the facility during school hours. (Image courtesy of city of Fremont)

The park will serve as a playground for elementary school students beginning 30 minutes before school and ending 30 minutes after school instruction. Outside of those times, the public will have use of the park.

Although the adjacent elementary school will open in the fall of 2022, it is currently being used to house classes for students from Hopkins Junior High School, which is currently under renovation.

The park is named for Lila Bringhurst, a longtime Fremont resident and community leader who championed the preservation of Fremont’s local history and heritage. Bringhurst served on the city’s Recreation Commission from 2014 until her death in May 2016.