by Constance Halonen-Wilson | Queen Creek Independent
As a growing, family-friendly community, Queen Creek parks are filled with laughter and activities, and are often at capacity. To help meet the need for more park space and recreation amenities, the town broke ground Aug. 1 on a new 48-acre park at 19535 E. Appleby Road.
“Our parks, trails, and recreation opportunities are part of what make Queen Creek such a fantastic place to live,” shared Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney. “This project has been many years in the making, and the plan for this park is rather exciting. We will have a beautiful park that our residents and their friends and families can enjoy for many generations.”
Slated to open just in time for the 2018 fall sports, the park will feature an adventure-themed, inclusive play area; fishing lake, lighted ball fields, picnic areas, splash pad, wheel park and walking trail. The location along the Queen Creek Wash will allow for connectivity to the town’s multi-use trail system.