Buckeye’s Community Services Department recently broke ground on a 38-acre expansion at Sundance Park.
It will feature a fishing lake with pavilion; splash pad; lighted basketball courts and multiuse sports fields; and additional playgrounds, ramadas and restrooms.
Water used for the splash pad will drain into the fishing lake and then be used to irrigate the turf fields.
“These new amenities are a direct result of input from Buckeye residents during the public meeting process in 2017 and 2018,” said Mayor Eric Orsborn. “I can’t wait to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony when the project is completed in about a year.”
“Sundance Park helps our residents make lasting memories,” said Community Services Director Miranda Gomez. “This expansion also meets the goal of providing additional recreation space in one of the fastest-growing areas of the city.”
The existing park opened in 2012, when Buckeye’s population was approximately 55,000. The city’s population is now double.
The project’s funding comes from several sources, including a $3 million grant from the Land and Conservation Fund, administered through Arizona State Parks and Trails. Other funds come from impact fees paid by developers.
Sundance Park is located at 22865 W. Lower Buckeye. To learn more about Buckeye’s parks and facilities, visit buckeyeaz.gov/parks.