CLEAR LAKE — The dedication of Clear Lake’s new Three Stars Park located west of the Surf Ballroom will be held Thursday, Oct. 13.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The park is on North Shore Drive, about a half block west of the Surf Ballroom & Museum. The property was the site of Nelson’s Amoco.
The ceremony will include the unveiling of the central art figure, which resembles a stylus on a record player with three records on top.
The figural piece is to pay tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The three men and pilot Roger Peterson were killed when their plane crashed north of Clear Lake on Feb. 3, 1959.
The park’s brick pavers resemble a record with different-colored circles.
The honorary dedication of J.P. Richardson Avenue and Ritchie Valens Drive and a re-dedication of Buddy Holly Place will also take place that evening.
The area is landscaped with silver and amber maples, rose bushes and day lilies.
LED streetlights are set around the perimeter. Special blue lights are set into the concrete benches.