Construction recently started for Hesperia Civic Green, an extensive community gathering location adjacent to City Hall and the Hesperia Branch Library.

When completely built out, the multi-phase project is expected to consist of a centralized water feature with reflection pools, seasonal ice rink and historical water sphere, amphitheater for concerts and other events, a circular grassy area, a vendor plaza and a rose garden.

The Green, also known as Civic Center Park, is expected to open in time for Hesperia's 20th anniversary celebration at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28.