Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak will be joined by the county's Parks and Recreation Department, local soccer teams and other community partners to celebrate the grand opening of the James Regional Sports Park at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8400 W. Robindale Road in the southwest valley.
Located across the street directly west of Siera Vista High school along Cimarron Road, the first phase of the park consists of 61.1 acres and has nine full-sized, turf soccer fields and will host several major soccer tournaments each year in addition to regular league play. Other amenities include a completely inclusive accessible playground, the first in the County's Parks and Recreation Department's inventory, with ramps for wheelchairs and an accessible rocker, swing, slide and splash pad.
"This complex is a significant addition to the inventory of parks and recreational areas available to growing neighborhoods in the southwest valley," said Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak, whose Commission District A includes the new facility. "Soccer is one of the most popular youth sports in our community, and the new fields will help meet the needs of the expanding roster of teams and clubs in the valley. I also am very proud of County staff for their efforts to design the first fully functional accessible playground to exist in a public park within our community. The playground is going to be a big hit with children of all ages, and it offers a particularly meaningful experience for families of special needs kids."
The grand opening ceremony will include a ribbon cutting followed by some playtime on the fields by local club soccer teams including the Las Vegas Heat, Downtown Soccer Club and the Las Vegas Sports Academy.
New, highly-efficient LED technology was installed to light the soccer fields and reduce energy costs. The complex also includes restroom facilities and parking areas. The entire acreage for the complex spans 108 acres. For the next phase of development, Clark County plans to add seven more soccer fields and parking, a warm-up field, an additional splash pad and a walking trail. Construction is expected to start soon and be completed by the end of 2019.