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Grand Opening Ceremony - Sister City Gardens Phase A

Sister City Gardens Phase I

The Bakersfield Sister City Project, Inc. grand opening ceremony for the Sister City Gardens Phase A was held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012. The ribbon cutting ceremony included a program of noteworthy speakers. In attendance was Mayor Harvey Hall, Councilmember Sue Benham, along with city officials and members of the community.

The first phase of the Sister City Gardens is located at Mill Creek, 525 18th Street, on 0.438 acre showcasing the Asian Sister Cities with a fountain, a pavilion, and gardens representing Wakayama, Japan; Bucheon, South Korea; and Cixi, China.

The Bakersfield Sister City Project, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that serves as Bakersfield’s link to the international community and especially to the governments and citizens of Bakersfield’s six Sister Cities:

• Wakayama, Japan (1961)
• Partisan District of Minsk, Belarus (1995)
• Cixi, China (1996)
• Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico (2005)
• Bucheon, South Korea (2006)
• Amritsar, India (2010)

Sister City Gardens will have the following amenities:

Water Feature Shade Structures   Seating Areas
Lighting   Themed Landscaping  Decorative Walls
ADA Accessible  Decorative Fencing Flag Poles

>>For more information: Sister City Gardens Fact Sheet

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