Murrieta to break ground on major Town Square Park upgrades

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MURRIETA – The city of Murrieta will host a groundbreaking for Phase 3 of Town Square Park Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 9:30 a.m. at the site. Mayor Kelly Seyarto will provide an overview of the improvements, which include an outdoor amphitheater, tiered-style seating that integrates with the landscape, improved lighting, Wi-Fi and security cameras. Stop by for speakers, refreshments and to view project drawings.

Town Square Park sits at the heart of the city and is a popular gathering place for the community. Completed in July 2007, the first phase included the installation of underground utilities, landscaping, lighting and a basic concrete stage area.  Since its initial construction, the city has added the Veterans Memorial, the Veterans Honor Garden, the Fallen Warriors Memorial and the 9/11 Memorial to the park.

“This next phase will be the biggest endeavor to date as we put the final touches on this multi-purpose gathering place for residents and visitors,” Seyarto said. “As our community grows, having central places for people to connect becomes even more important, and this will be a fantastic place to come together in downtown Murrieta.”

Murrieta is home to 52 community parks, ranging from quiet greenbelts to a state-of-the-art 47-acre sports park, but the Town Square Park upgrades will bring the first fully equipped outdoor amphitheater to the city and will provide opportunities for music, theater, storytelling and a wide range of performances.

Construction will begin early next year and will be completed in nine to 12 months, with most work taking place weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The stage and the side landscaped areas will be closed during construction.  Town Square Park is located behind Murrieta