Cactus Yards becomes Gilbert’s overachiever

Between the USSSA Toys 4 Tots tournament and our Toys 4 Tots Adult Softball tournament, Cactus Yards collected 17 bags of toys for the Gilbert PD annual toy drive.

(Photo via City of Gilbert)

By Cecilia Chan | Gilbert Sun

So far, Gilbert is recovering 83 percent of its operating costs for Cactus Yards, exceeding the 50 percent goal set by Council.

The sports venue at Elliot and Power roads features eight scaled-down replicas of famous ball fields like Fenway Park in Boston and Yankee Stadium in New York. It also includes a 20,000-square-foot, indoor air-conditioned soccer pavilion, and batting cages.

“Tournaments at Cactus Yards make up 50 percent of our budget so it’s a big driver,” said Dan Wilson, recreation supervisor for Cactus Yards and Freestone Park, at last week’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting.

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