Construction is underway on the Las Vegas Valley's first 90-foot baseball diamond four-plex.
Clark County commissioners broke ground Wednesday on the Desert Diamonds Baseball Complex on a 25-acre site adjacent to Mountain's Edge Regional Park. The facility features four adult baseball fields, natural turf, lights bleachers and sun shade. The address: 7929 Mountains Edge Parkway.
"This is going to be an incredible addition to the Clark County Department of Parks and Recreation's sports field system," said Commissioner Susan Brager, who represents the area where the complex is located. "This will be the only complex of its kind in Southern Nevada, having four 90-foot baseball fields in the same complex. Desert Diamonds will be capable of hosting NCAA Division 1 baseball events and the local high school state and regional playoffs."
The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Participating in the event were County Commissioners Susan Brager, Steve Sisolak and Larry Brown as well as Lou Richardson of Richardson Construction and John Ritter of Focus Development, Wyndom Kimsey of TSK Architects, Peter Bernasconi, director for the Mountain's Edge Master Association, and Parks and Recreation Director Mindy Meyers.
The event also included the Reedom Elementary School choir singing a few songs including, "Take me out to the Ball Game."
For ease of entry into the Desert Diamonds complex and to Mountains Edge Regional Park, the project will allow for some offsite construction with signalization.