Friday, April 1, 2016

San Jacinto Plaza to Celebrate April 16th Grand Opening with 'Fiesta'

San Jacinto Plaza will have a grand opening celebration on Saturday, April 16, 2016. That's according to a flyer released today which most will likely hope is not an April Fool's joke.

A dedication ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. followed by a celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the park in Downtown El Paso. The plaza features newly renovated "Los Lagartos" sculpture by famed artist Luis Jimenez Jr.

Many El Pasoans will be breathing a sigh of relief (and possibly disbelief) at the news of the plaza's reopening. The much maligned renovation project is more than a year behind schedule resulting in fines against the contractor by the City.

San Jacinto Plaza will have an official grand opening on April 16, according to a new flyer. (DWNTWN El Paso)

The flyer showed up via DWNTWN El Paso. Details on activities or performers scheduled for the grand opening have not been announced.