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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