A new 40-acre community park in Avondale opens with a family and dog-friendly celebration and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The city of Avondale, in partnership with Brookfield Residential, is inviting the public to attend the grand opening of Alamar Park, the newest parks and recreation facility in Avondale. Opening day activities include fitness fun, sports demonstrations, food trucks, music, crafts and a self-guided home tour.
Alamar Park is located at 4155 S. El Mirage Road in Avondale. The grand opening event is free to attend and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The event will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m., presided by the Avondale mayor; councilmembers; and representatives of Brookfield Residential, the developer of Alamar.
The new park features baseball/softball and multi-use fields, tennis, four pickleball courts, three playgrounds, a lake, splash pad, amphitheater, dog park and picnic ramadas for everyone to enjoy. The new park amenities will also include an outdoor fitness court. This installation makes Avondale the third city in Arizona to join the National Fitness Campaign trend.
For the grand opening festivities, families are encouraged to bring their furry friends to the park’s dog park to experience a first-time event called Barks & Treats. Pups can partake in treats, photo opportunities and a costume contest at the new dog park.
“Quality of life has always been a top priority for residents of Avondale, and that means places to recreate, gather and be active,” Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise said. “The city is proud to add Alamar Park to our recreational spaces in Avondale, situated adjacent to the newest community of Alamar.”
Brookfield Residential contributed $6.9 million toward the design and construction of Alamar Park, with an additional $2.7 million for the donation of 40 acres of land and the adjacent half-street infrastructure for a total contribution of $9.6 million. Coupled with the city of Avondale’s $8.1 million construction contribution, the investment for Alamar Park totals nearly $18 million.
Roger Theis, vice president of development for Brookfield Residential Arizona, said, “We are so excited for Alamar Park to become one of Avondale’s most popular public venues for hosting large events, concerts, recreational competitions, urban fishing, company picnics and popular programming. This park is truly designed to be the hub for Alamar residents and the surrounding community.”
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