Clark County commissioners dedicated the Las Vegas Valley's first 90-foot baseball diamond four-plex on a 25-acre site adjacent to Mountain's Edge Regional Park at 7929 Mountains Edge Parkway.
The Desert Diamonds Baseball Complex features four adult baseball fields, natural turf, lights bleachers and sun shade.
"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."
Participating in the event were Brager, Commissioners Steve Sisolak and Larry Brown as well as Seattle Mariners pitcher Chasen Bradford, baseball players from Desert Oasis, Gorman and Faith Lutheran high schools, the Reedom and Wright elementary school choirs, Lou Richardson of Richardson Construction and Wyndom Kimsey of TSK Architects.
One exciting feature that will be added to the park in February is a solar art sculpture of a 15-foot-tall hand gripping a baseball made of mild steel. Solar cells are located at the top, and the solar energy produced will be stored in a battery based on the pedestal, lighting up the sculpture. The work is being created by local artist collective Renewable Envoy, which consists of artists Pam Stuckey, Luis Varela-Rico & Michael Andrieu.
"The powerful image will be a monument to all the players while providing fans an iconic symbol of the Desert Diamonds baseball complex," said Brager.