Alert: Avondale’s Festival Fields Park (and new lake) celebrates grand re-opening Saturday
The public is invited to the grand re-opening celebration of Avondale’s Festival Fields Park on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at 101 E. Lower Buckeye Rd in Avondale.
The lake is our newest Community Fishing Program water.
This free event is being held in partnership with Haydon Construction and the City of Avondale to unveil the massive renovation and 30-acre expansion of the existing park. New features include a fishing lake that has been stocked with rainbow trout, splash park, skate park, pump track, play courts, ball fields, multi-use fields, restrooms, picnic shelters, dog park, and custom designed play structures. The city invested $19 million for this park improvement renovation for the community.
“Residents of Avondale consistently remind us that quality of life is a top priority for them, and that means places to recreate, gather, and be active,” said Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise. “The Council and I are so pleased with the improvements at Festival Fields because we know how much this means to the families in our community. Whether you’re coming to skateboard or play pickleball, to take part in a sports league or enjoy the sunset over the lake, there’s something for every member of the family at Festival Fields – even our four-legged family members.”
Get rigged, ready and licensed
Purchase your license online in preparation for the grand opening. Options include:
- A Youth Combination Hunt and Fish license (ages 10-17) is only $5
- Kids under 10 fish for free
- Adult Licenses (General Fishing- $37 (resident); Community Fishing- $24 (resident)
- Licenses are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase
Residents are invited to stop by to celebrate, and for the first time, experience the many new amenities of Festival Fields. The celebration begins at 4 p.m. Mayor Weise and city council members will be in attendance to welcome park-goers, and deliver a few remarks about the project. Activities that evening will include sports demos and activities such as skateboarding and pump track, pickleball, basketball, fitness activities, as well as vendor booths with program information. There will also be food, a DJ, and entertainment, with a fireworks display at the conclusion of the celebration.
For more information on Avondale’s Festival Fields Park visit www.avondaleaz.gov/parks or call (623) 333-2400.