Ontario breaks ground for downtown park

Downtown residents will be pleased to know Ontario Town Square Park is slated to open in the fall of 2014.

The future 1.7-acre park will feature an open area amphitheater, a palm court seating area, clock tower – the centerpiece of the project, a children’s playground and a rose garden. It is bounded by C Street to the north, Lemon Avenue to the east, B Street to the south and Euclid Avenue to the west.

The $6 million town square project was expected to begin in the fall of 2012, but council members rejected all the bids it had received from construction companies last year.

Officials this week announced they held a groundbreaking for the project and ready for the opening next year.

The town square park is what officials are hoping will be a driving factor in reinvigorating interest, activity to its downtown.

In an effort to make a connection with the civic center area and its natural surroundings, a diagonal pathway will intersect the park and stretch from Euclid Avenue to Lemon Street and will lead right into the civic center. The walkway also leads the pedestrian to a view of the mountains.

Ontario officials have said they would like to host events such as concerts in the park or outdoor movie screenings. It also gives the library the opportunity to put some community events together — with the ability to hold 500 visitors.

The town square park also lends itself to host a farmer’s market or events similar.

It will also have WiFi.

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  • http://www.creeksidewestconnects.com/ Jeff Frieden

    I’m looking forward to some concerts in the park that aren’t in the median of Euclid Avenue. Now I can bring the kids!

    • http://www.DailyBulletin.com Liset Marquez

      I’ll have more details next week. When it does open, it sounds like it will serve as a nice new centerpiece for the downtown, residents.