WORCESTER, Mass. - A Worcester park has a new entryway thanks to two local artists. 

On Thursday, the City held a ribbon cutting for the new Blackstone Gateway Park arch. 

Artists Tomo Saki and Eric Cruze created the illuminated arch. It welcomes visitors to the 640-foot long pedestrian way which includes interpretive exhibits and a walking bridge over the Blackstone Canal.

“That is the vision. That’s why we’re doing all these parks over -- to create the opportunity to do this” City Manager Ed Augustus said during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “That brings people out. To have neighbors discover each other, make connections and find a sense of community in their neighborhood.”

The park is located near the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor visitor center and bikeway.