Construction begins on new 40-acre community park in Avondale

Feb 8, 2021, 4:05 AM
Alamar Park groundbreaking (Courtesy photo/City of Avondale)...
Alamar Park groundbreaking (Courtesy photo/City of Avondale)
(Courtesy photo/City of Avondale)

PHOENIX — Construction of a new 40-acre community park in Avondale began Wednesday with an expected completion date in the spring of 2022, according to a press release.

Located east of El Mirage Road and north of Broadway Road, Alamar Park will feature multi-use fields, tennis and pickleball courts, playgrounds, a splash pad, amphitheater, dog park, picnic ramadas and a lake.

“The city is proud to add this amenity to our recreational spaces in Avondale, situated in the newest community of Alamar,” Avondale Mayor Kenn Weise said in the release.

The project will cost $17.7 million to complete, with the City of Avondale contributing $8.1 million for construction and Brookfield Residential Arizona providing the other $9.6 million for the land and adjacent half-street infrastructure along with the design and construction of the park.

“We are seeing the vision of over one-and-a-half years of collaboration with the City of Avondale begin to transform into the built environment,” Roger Theis, director of development for Brookfield Residential Arizona, said in the release.

“Alamar Park and its 40 acres of amenities will be a central hub of connection for the residents of Alamar as well as the south Avondale community.”

The park is part of the Alamar master-planned residential community that broke ground in April 2019 and features more than 3,600 homes.

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Construction begins on new 40-acre community park in Avondale