Patrick Collins, 6 of Glendora on a sinking The Red Pirate ship at Victor Lugo Park Thursday, July 19, 2012. After being closed for almost 18 months, Vincent Lugo Park in San Gabriel, is open to the public. The first of a three-phase renovation to the city's largest park was completed this week, featuring a new dry riverbed, additional pedestrian lighting, a multi-purpose athletic field, a walking path and renovations to the La Laguna play area.The project has faced some logistical and financial setbacks in the past year, upsetting some residents who wanted to use the park facilities.
The city will host a grand opening event at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, which will include bocce ball and croquet games, food trucks and family activities.(SGVN/Photo by Walt Mancini/SXCity)