Not all the finishing touches have been put on yet, but the City of Oakdale is gearing up for a special grand opening celebration of the new Oakdale Community Park next month.
The park along South Yosemite Avenue will be the site of a grand opening on Saturday, Sept. 16, according to Event Chairperson Amy Velasco.
“They want everybody to gather at the central gate on South Yosemite, then when the ribbon is cut, they can go in,” Velasco said of the 11 a.m. ribbon cutting.
There will also be a formal dedication ceremony, music throughout the day, a ‘food truck frenzy’ with a variety of food items, and a skateboarding demonstration with professional skaters. Also, a basketball game pitting local police officers and firefighters is planned and a ‘Movie under the Stars’ will be shown to cap off the day’s festivities.
So far, the musical line-up includes the Oakdale Community Band, The Hoots, Remedy, Tony does Elvis, Mel Sanguinetti and Friends, and Alex Lucero and Live Again.
“They’re expecting it to be a big event,” Velasco said.
Look for additional details in future issues of The Leader as the date for the grand opening approaches.