After years of talk part one of a new revitalized downtown Omaha park is ready to go public.

City leaders have marked their calendars for Friday, July 1st.

Officials tells us they've put together a long weekend of several free events, activities, and concerts to celebrate the redesigned Gene Leahy Mall.

The Omaha Symphony will be featured for the grand opening on July 1st as well as the July 4 concert that ends with fireworks.

The final two stages, Heartland of America Park and Lewis and Clark Landing, are scheduled to open next year.

We have a sneak-peek above.