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Fremont Opens Its Newest Park in Decades

The 2-acre Lila Bringhurst Park has a butterfly garden plus an outdoor classroom with amphitheater seating
By - posted 9/19/2021 No Comment

On Saturday, September 18, 2021, Fremont celebrated the grand opening of the city’s newest community park in decades.

The Lila Bringhurst Park officially opened to the public on August 18. The two-acre park, built by Lennar, Inc., 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.

The park features a large lawn area bordered by a 10′ wide loop concrete trail, shade structures, restroom, 4-half court basketball courts, hardcourt play area, an outdoor classroom with amphitheater seating, big kids play area, small kids play area, butterfly garden, and a 4′ high perimeter fence.

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.

Find more information about Lila Bringhurst Park.

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