GALLERY: Gilbert celebrates opening of Desert Sky Park

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Gilbert celebrated the opening of Desert Sky Park on Wednesday, Nov. 6. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert celebrated the opening of Desert Sky Park on Wednesday, Nov. 6. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The sun sets over Desert Sky Park at its Nov. 6 opening. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The "ninja warrior"-style playground was a hit with park patrons. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A mom helps her son across an obstacle. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Youth sports groups showed up with booths at the Desert Sky Park opening. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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In keeping with the park's fitness theme, some fitness facilities had booths at the Desert Sky Park opening. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Gilbert Parks and Recreation Department had a busy night with the Desert Sky Park opening. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Some of the obstacles at the ninja-warrior style playground are particularly challenging at Desert Sky Park. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The town of Gilbert brought in many bounce structures for the Desert Sky Park opening. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Many of the inflatables had a sports theme that fit with Desert Sky Park. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A girl grips with her fingers as she moves across one of the "ninja warrior"-style playground obstacles. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Desert Sky Park has a 3.5-acre lake with a trail around it. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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There are also some regular play structures for smaller children at Desert Sky Park. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A staff member climbs the last obstacle in the Desert Sky Park "ninja warrior"-style obstacle course. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Face-painting also was available at the Desert Sky Park opening. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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American Ninja Warrior star Adam Rayl from Gilbert was present for the opening and helping children over at the obstacle. Rayl also made a couple runs through the course. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Children tackle the ninja warrior-style playground at Desert Sky Park. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Adults also enjoyed the ninja warrior-style playground at Desert Sky Park. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert opened Desert Sky Park on Nov. 6 with a ribbon-cutting, a fun run, food, bounce structures and more.

"There must be 500 kids here," Mayor Jenn Daniels said. "There are 80,000 kids in Gilbert. We did this for you."


Phase 1 of the park includes a 3.5 acre lake, a "ninja warrior"-style playground and four multipurpose fields.
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By 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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