The ribbon-cutting by Olympia company chairman, CEO and president Garry Goett, joined by Clark County commissioner Susan Brager and several local dignitaries, made it official—but the inaugural soccer ball kicks and dashes through the splash pad by neighborhood children made it a party, as Southern Highlands’ gorgeous new 17-acre Olympia Sports Park opened to the public on Tuesday, August 28.
An estimated 300 residents, community leaders and students from nearby Stuckey Elementary School joined in the grand opening festivities for the new multipurpose park, located at 4855 Starr Hills Avenue, which included complimentary frozen treats from Kona Ice and Baskin-Robbins, as well as free soccer balls for the first fifty kids in attendance.
“The wonderful turnout for our grand opening event underscores just how much excitement there has been for this park and the resources it provides to the community,” said Chris Armstrong, Olympia’s Vice President of Planning. “We look forward to seeing a regular flow of residents of all ages enjoying the park throughout the day, from early morning walkers and joggers to after-school play dates and evening sports practices and games.”
Set against the vibrant Spring Mountains, the new park boasts six basketball courts, three full-size, lighted, multipurpose fields that can be used for soccer, flag football, lacrosse and other sports, a full playground with state-of-the-art equipment and shade, a splash pad, and a hilltop walking trail with workout stations. There are also several covered family picnic areas, shaded benches and nearly 100 parking spaces.