A green space and pedestrian plaza opens to the public Saturday along the plaza at 18th and Paulina streets.

Part of a design contest by the group Activate!, the new plaza will have benches and murals and planters. The murals will rotate and will be both curated and spontaneous, working in partnership with local arts organizations, schools and the larger Pilsen community. 

Community members of all ages are encouraged to stop by from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday to help create the first murals.