Ground Breaking Ceremony Held – Park to Open Later This Year

Ground Breaking Ceremony Held – Park to Open Later This Year

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Buckeye, Ariz. (June 24, 2015) – The groundbreaking ceremony for Skyline Regional Park was held on June 10th at 9am with 250 people attending to officially recognize the construction of the 8,675 acre park. Buckeye City Council, City management, legislators and representatives, community leaders and elected officials from surrounding cities attended the event. Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck, Community Services Director Cheryl Sedig and the Bureau of Land Management’s Hassayampa Field Office Manager Rem Hawes spoke about the importance of the park and its value for natural, cultural and recreation resources.

Skanska Civil USA West, the contractor responsible for constructing the park is moving quickly, building the access road and installing culverts under the road. Additionally, the City is hiring Okanogan Trail Construction Company to evaluate the trail system and develop a plan to create short, medium and longer duration hikes of varying difficulty levels. They will also prioritize the development of trails and determine those to be constructed in the short-term, medium-term and long-term. Okanogan Trail Construction Company will be responsible for constructing those trails identified as high-priority.

When the park opens later this year, it will feature miles of hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, camping sites, an environmental education programming area and support facilities such as a restroom and gatehouse. Best of all, the park will have no entry fees for day trips.

We invite you to visit Skyline Regional Park once it opens later this year to enjoy the great outdoors in Buckeye, Arizona. For questions, please contact Robert Wisener, Conservation & Project Manager at 623-349-6621 or at rwisener@buckeyeaz.gov.

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