Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Lila Bringhurst Community Park
Join the City of Fremont as we celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Lila Bringhurst Community Park on Saturday, September 18 at 10:00 am. The new park is located in South Fremont at 45051 Wisdom Way. There will be games, prizes, and food trucks (one food voucher offered per person for first 150 attendees). If you’re unable to attend, the event will also be streamed on Facebook Live.
The park is open when school is not in operation, 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after school until sunset.
45051 Wisdom Way Fremont, CA 94539
About the Park
Lila Bringhurst Community Park is a new community park located in the Warm Springs Innovation District. The park is a joint-use park with Lila Bringhurst Elementary School. 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, outdoor classroom with amphitheater seating, big kids play area, small kids play area, butterfly garden, and a 4' high perimeter fence.
The community park got its name after a longtime Fremont resident, Lila Bringhurst, who was on the forefront for preserving the local heritage and history of Fremont including Mission San Jose, Saint Joseph Parish rectory and Rancho Higuera Adobe. Lila also served on the City's Recreation Commission from January 2014 up until her passing.
Lila commemorated Fremont's history by personally funding Mario Chiodo, a famous sculptor, to construct a large bas-relief train to depict a 1907 train that traveled through Niles Canyon in front of the Niles Station Apartments on the intersection of Mowry Avenue and Mission Boulevard. Lila passed away on May 7, 2016, but her lifetime of preservation efforts will be enjoyed by future generations to come.