What recreation activities do you want to experience?
For Immediate Release
Contact: Amy Bolton, Public Information Officer
Office: (623) 882-7053
Residents asked to help shape future recreation campus
Goodyear asks: “What recreation activities do you want to experience?”
Recreation Campus Idea Sharing Sessions
Thursday, Oct. 26: Ideas Collected
Thursday, Dec. 7: Ideas Presented
5 – 7 p.m.
Goodyear Library Community Room, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102
Goodyear, Ariz. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Creative and innovative ideas are sought to help shape the design of a recreation campus in Goodyear. To appeal to multiple generations, the campus will feature an indoor recreation center, outdoor aquatics and a 30-acre park. Residents are invited to an idea sharing session on Thursday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Goodyear Library Community Room, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, Suite C-102.
At the session, held open house style, participants will be able to learn about the project and share their ideas, priorities and vision. Ideas will be collected, compiled and incorporated into design concepts that will be presented for public feedback at the second open house meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Goodyear Branch Library Community Room.
“Residents told us that having additional recreation opportunities is among their top priorities,” said Parks and Recreation Director Nathan Torres. “This campus is truly a resident-driven amenity, so we welcome ideas to help shape what this campus can bring to Goodyear.”
Located at the northwest corner of Goodyear Boulevard and Estrella Parkway, the 86-acre parcel of land that will house the recreation campus, scheduled to open in 2020, is just north of Desert Edge High School.
The future park is part of the City Council’s vision to offer healthy choices and recreation opportunities for people of all ages and abilities that adds to the sense of community and quality of life in Goodyear.
As one of the fastest growing cities in the United States, the city of Goodyear is poised to rapidly add to the current population of 78,189. Set in the West Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, the city encompasses 191 square miles. Home to a strong, educated and skilled workforce, Goodyear is well-positioned for growth. Featuring an ideal location, major transportation corridors – Interstate 10 and State Route 303 – reliable infrastructure, abundant land and a low cost of living, Goodyear has already attracted many major employers including Amazon, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Subzero and the Michael Lewis Company. As the spring training home of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians, fans from across the country flock to catch the exciting action at Goodyear Ballpark. A thriving healthcare corridor, anchored by Abrazo West Campus and Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serves not only the community but the entire region. Supported by a strong median household income of $69,078 and a median age of 36.7 years, the diverse retail, dining and recreation options offer residents choices to enjoy and support the local community. According to the most recent satisfaction survey, 93% of residents rate Goodyear as a good/excellent place to live.