Mesa and ASU open new downtown park
There's a new park in downtown Mesa.
Driving the news: The city unveiled the Plaza at Mesa City Center on Wednesday night.
- It's part of the four-acre downtown space that houses the new ASU Media and Immersive eXperience (MIX) Center.
Details: The park includes a large grassy space for people to watch movies on the large screen on the side of the MIX Center.
- It also has a geometric shade canopy, a water feature and room for an ice skating rink in the winter.
Why it matters: The urban park serves the new ASU student population and provides space for residents to enjoy the new university district, which was mostly funded by city taxpayers.
- Since then, downtown Mesa has seen significant new residential and retail development.
What they're saying: "As our downtown continues to evolve, it will be exciting to see the space activated and enjoyed by people of all ages," Mayor John Giles said in a statement.
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