Avondale’s Festival Fields Park

After a $19 million upgrade, Avondale’s Festival Fields Park was named Outstanding Facility of the Year by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.

A major, expensive facelift pays off: Avondale’s Festival Fields Park was named Outstanding Facility of the Year by the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.

Festival Fields Park, which recently underwent a $19 million expansion and renovation, offers an array for amenities that offer both passive and active recreation, including a skate park and bicycle pump track combination, multi-use sports fields, Little League baseball fields, a splash pad, urban fishing lake, picnic ramadas, walking trails, and sports court areas for pickleball and basketball.

“To be recognized as the Outstanding Facility of the Year is a tremendous honor for Avondale,” said Bryan Hughes, Avondale’s parks and recreation director. “The award recognizes how the enhancements have combined both aesthetics and functionality to create a state of the art facility for the entire community to enjoy.”

The award was announced on Aug. 11 during a virtual conference of statewide parks and recreation professionals hosted by the APRA.

Hughes acknowledged Avondale City Council “for supporting quality of life programs at our city parks.”

For more information about Avondale parks, visit avondaleaz.gov/parks.