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Eastwood Park soccer field grand opening scheduled for April 12

Post Date:04/10/2018 4:09 PM

Contact:  Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager   941-954-2613      jan.thornburg@sarasotafl.gov

 

To celebrate the newly constructed soccer field at Eastwood Park, a grand opening ceremony will be held Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the park, 422 N. Cornelius Circle. Eastwood Park

Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, local trainers will take to the field and demonstrate soccer skills and run children through agility drills.  A fun scrimmage game between the youngsters in attendance will be played.

The Parks and Recreation staff and Mayor Shelli Freeland Eddie met with the Eastwood Neighborhood in December 2017 and discussed ways to activate the park.  The top request from residents was a soccer field.

“Young teenagers in the area absolutely cannot wait for the new field to open,” said Mark Hamilton, Recreation Programming Manager. “Having another field for play and programming opens up the City’s Parks and Recreations outreach to new areas of the City where we can promote health, wellness and social interaction in a local neighborhood that is very excited for the upgrade.”

A portion of Eastwood Park is reserved for a playground, which will be installed later this year.  The design will be unveiled to the community during the grand opening event.

For more information contact Jerry Fogle, Parks and Recreation Director:  941-954-4182.

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