Residents are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the yet-to-be-named NW 114th Avenue park on Wednesday Nov. 19 at 9 a.m.
The ceremony will be held at the park at NW 114th Avenue and 82nd Street. Light food and refreshments will be served.
The planned park will cover more than 18 acres. The project planning began in the 2013-14 fiscal year, and the City Council unanimously approved the concept in March. It is expected to be finished in about two years.
The project will cost an estimated $15 million to $18 million.
According to its concept design presentation, the park will have the following amenities:
▪ Football and soccer fields with artificial turf
▪ Youth and adult softball field
▪ Tennis courts
▪ Full-size outdoor basketball courts
▪ An outdoor junior-size basketball court
▪ Beach volleyball courts
▪ Children’s playgrounds
▪ Shaded pavilions
▪ Splash pad
▪ Outdoor movie area
▪ Open green space
▪ Walking and running paths
▪ About 320 parking spaces
The park will also have a recreation center with space for aerobics and dance studios, an indoor playroom, a multipurpose auditorium with a stage, a covered-terrace indoor gymnasium and a game room.
Up until Nov. 6, the city was accepting suggestions from residents on what to name the park. Whoever came up with the best name will win. It is unclear when they will announce the winner.