Lakeway and Travis County officials as well as community members gathered June 8 to celebrate the grand opening of the Bee Creek Sports Complex, located at 4440 Bee Creek Road, Lakeway.

The 70-acre sports complex was funded by the 2017 Travis County bond program.

“This opening really reflects Travis County’s commitment to youth development and adults, to green space; it reflects our commitment to stewardship of land and water; and it reflects a commitment to local community and organizations,” Travis County Commissioner Ann Howard said.

Lakeway Mayor Thomas Kilgore also spoke about the asset the new sports complex will be to the community.

“This is the biggest contribution that we have out here in Western Travis County. It is for everyone,” Kilgore said. “It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s being able to come out here; it’s being able to compete; it’s being able to be a part of your community, to work with your teammates and learn those lessons.”

Joanna Wolaver, executive director of the Travis County Parks Foundation, also spoke about the new organization, which is dedicated to creating a community resource in support of parks.

“We are a nonprofit that is dedicated to supporting our Travis County parks; it includes 27 parks-11,000 acres; that’s pretty darn significant,” Wolaver said. “It’s clear that these are important places that bring our community together. They provide places for families to spend time, and they’re accessible to everybody, which is a fantastic thing.”

The sports complex features a baseball field; soccer fields, which can be utilized for other sports, such as lacrosse; a basketball half-court; picnic tables; a playground; and more. Reservations are required for the baseball and soccer fields, which can be made here.