Sunday, March 4, 2007

Deem Hills Park - Groundbreaking






On Saturday morning, March 3, 2007, the official groundbreaking took place of the new Deem Hills Park. Various dignitaries were on hand including Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, Vice Mayor Dave Siebert, Council District 1 and Phil Richards, Parks & Recreation Board Chair.
We have posted a picture of the ceremony which was attended by approximately 50 people and should have been attended by many more since there has been a considerable interest in this project from both sides of the "hill" (Stetson Hills and Stetson Valley) and here were the people who could answer all your questions! In any case, the park construction will consist of two phases: The first will commence in a few weeks and basically consists of the development as shown in our previous blog picture except, that there will be a pedestrian pathway across the saddle between the two hills connecting the Deem Hills cul-de-sac in Stetson Hills to the park. There will be no thru traffic (automobile) roadway. This pathway is shown on the picture as a brown colored line going east-west. The east side is the connection to our subdivision across the saddle. The second phase of construction will add a dog park (two separate areas), lighted volley ball courts, an interpretive center, Ramada's, restrooms and more parking spaces.
(Note: You can click on the pictures to enlarge the view).