COLORADO SPRINGS — The newly renovated Panorama Park on the southeast side of the city is set to host its grand reopening ceremony on Saturday, August 20.

The free, family-friendly event begins at 10 a.m. and will include an opening ceremony and official ribbon cutting. At the event, Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Ashley Cornelius will perform an original work, plus visitors can see a performance by the Panorama Middle School choir.

The reopening ceremony will also include several other activities including musical performances by local artists, drop-in sport clinics, and giveaways — just to name a few. Those interested in attending can enjoy all the activities through 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs, and parking is available at Peak Vista Community Health Center and Panorama Middle School.

The park is located at 4540 Fenton Road near the intersection of Jet Wing Drive and Chelton Road. Event parking will be available at Peak Vista Community Health Center (1815 Jet Wing Drive) and Panorama Middle School (2145 S Chelton Road). Cycling or walking to the event is highly encouraged.

Panorama, a 13.5-acre park located in southeast Colorado Springs, is the largest neighborhood park renovation in city history, according to a press release. The total project cost $8.5 million, which includes an investment by the City of Colorado Springs totaling $5.5 million and $3 million from private and nonprofit organizations.