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June 7, 2016 > Museum to highlight history of FremontÕs Central Park

Museum to highlight history of FremontÕs Central Park

Submitted By Kelsey Camello

The Washington Township Museum of Local History in Fremont is set to continue with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Fremont with a brand new display at the Central Park Visitors Center. This exhibit will highlight the history of Central Park, with historic photos and artifacts and key information. The display will be on view now through Labor Day (September 5).

Stop by the Central Park Visitors Center to discover the history of the park from the Ohlone era to today. There may even be photos that have been rarely or never before seen by the public. Who was here before 1900? What year was the first parcel of land acquired? What did the park look like before the lake was filled in? Was there ever a swim lagoon? How many skate parks has the lake housed? The answers to these and many other questions can be found by visiting the exhibit.

ÒThe exhibit is a fantastic entry point for people interested in the history of the park,Ó said Central Park Ranger Patrick OÕConnell.

The display is expected to reach thousands of people over the course of the summer, as it is situated in a prime location, just across from the boat launch. Both daily walkers and the occasional park users can gain from the information presented in the exhibit. Stop by the park and learn about its history today!

For more information visit or, call (510) 623-7907, or stop in at 190 Anza Street in the Mission District.

Exhibit on History of Central Park
Now through Labor Day (Sept 5)
Central Park Visitors Center, Outer Window Display
Paseo Padre Pkwy and Sailway Dr, Fremont
(510) 623-7907

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