Centennial Park, the newly renamed park located in Arroyo Grande’s historic Village, will be dedicated Saturday, one of several events leading up to the city’s centennial celebration July 10.
The park has been upgraded with improvements made to the gazebo, an extension of a creek-side walk, a commemorative plaque, spot for a centennial time capsule, and an area to recognize project sponsors.
Of the $238,394 project cost, $70,000 is covered by a state grant, $50,000 comes from donations and the rest will be paid for with developer fees required to be used for park improvements.
The ceremony will start at 1 p.m. at Short Street and Olohan Alley, in front of the Swinging Bridge. The Central Coast Celebration Chorus will perform the official centennial song, “Arroyo Grande — The Place To Be,” composed by local songwriter and lyricist Ann Marie Kurrasch, in honor of the city’s 100th anniversary.
For more information on events planned leading up to the centennial celebration in July, go to www.arroyograndecentennial.org.