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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony celebrates opening of pocket park

ESCONDIDO — A new pocket park, Plaza Del Arroyo, will open July 12 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Escondido Creek Conservancy (TECC) is celebrating the opening of the park along the Escondido Creek Trail at Evan’s Tires at 510 N Broadway at 6:30 p.m.

The park was designed by landscaper Nathan Stout and was installed by volunteers from TECC’s Reveal Escondido Creek committee, the Kiwani’s Club, professionals from Nature Designs Landscaping and the local community, according to  TECC Managing Director Ann Hough.

Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz will cut the ribbon and representatives from the Escondido Charitable Foundation, who provided a grant to fund the majority of the project, will be present.

The pocket park is part of the ETCC’s larger goal of revitalizing the Escondido Creek Trail, according to Katie Ragazzi, chair of TECC’s Reveal the Creek committee.

“Rethinking the community’s relationship to the creek creates an opportunity for the city and its residents to revitalize the seven mile creek trail both economically and environmentally,” said Ragazzi.

The project has already been awarded the Jack Raymond Civic Engagement Leadership Award by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.

This story has been updated to correct errors.