Gilbert sets Sept. 21 as date to open Regional Park

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The town of Gilbert will hold a ribbon-cutting Sept. 21 for Phase I of the planned 272-acre Gilbert Regional Park, located at 3005 E. Queen Creek Road in Gilbert.

This phase included the construction of “The Mountain,” a 17-foot, multilevel playground area; “The Falls,” a splash pad with 57 water features; and “The Creek,” a playground for tots.

The schedule calls for the park to open at 8 a.m. with a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. The morning events will run until 10 a.m., with giveaways from The Strand @ Gilbert water park and Gilbert Parks Foundation. Otter Pops will also be available from the Gilbert Police Department.

A glow party will be held from 6-9 p.m. The day ends with a laser light show finale. 602-503-6200. www.gilbertaz.gov

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Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.
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