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Cypress Park officially opens for recreation, fun

March 15, 2018 GMT

Shouts of cheer could be heard from Cypress Park Wednesday afternoon as Lake Havasu City dignitaries, residents and members of the Lake Havasu Soccer League gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of its grand opening.

The purchase of Cypress Park for $1 million from the Lake Havasu Unified School District was approved by the City Council in December 2016.

After seven months of construction, the park now features 210,000 square feet of sod, a full-size regulation soccer field, up to three more soccer fields in various sizes, a playground with zip line, restroom, shaded areas and 2,050 feet of walking path around the perimeter, said Community Investment Director Greg Froslie during the ceremony.

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“If you walk around (the path) twice and once through the middle, that’s a mile,” he said. “I know that’s important information for all of us Fitbitters.”

Soon after speeches were conducted, the park was opened for all to enjoy.

“What the addition of Cypress Park means to our organization is it allows us to expand, allows us to expand our season and expand our development, turn athletes into soccer players and that’s priceless to me,” said Chris Daigle, president of the soccer league. “I’ve lived here since 1989 and I’ve watched this city grow into a beautiful, wonderful place to raise a family and Cypress Park is just another addition to that and I couldn’t be more proud.”