Work could begin this fall on the ambitious development of a 120-acre park on the growing north side of growing Peoria, Arizona.
The project, to be done in two phases, will see the building of a recreation center, four baseball fields, three soccer fields, a dog park, a fishing pond, and a splash pad, among other features.
Set to be carved out of desert land near the intersection of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Loop 303, the North Community Park has been in the talking stage for around two years and the subject of community input meetings.
The first phase construction on the project will take place on 85 acres of the site, located at the northern base of Westwing Mountain, with the entire project expected to be completed by the spring of 2020.
A suburb of Phoenix, Peoria has seen its population jump from 108,000 residents in 2000 to more than 164,000 today.
By Garry Boulard
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