April 22, 2024 12:48 am
Community members in Central Oregon unite to establish a state-of-the-art multi-sport facility

The Central Oregon Sportsplex Alliance is a community-driven organization that aims to provide top-notch sports facilities to the region. Made up of members, businesses, sports teams, and partners, their vision is to develop a multi-sport facility with multiple turf fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, and softball. They also aim to create indoor multi-use turf fields, ice sports development areas, and potentially commercial sports, retail, hotel, and RV park amenities.

The CO Sportsplex Alliance is committed to ensuring that all youth in Central Oregon have access to high-quality facilities and training opportunities. This dedication stems from the belief that every child should have the opportunity to participate in sports without barriers. To achieve this goal, they plan to establish and administer scholarship funds.

Derek Berry, president of the CO Sportsplex Alliance presented their plan to the Bend Park and Rec Board during a meeting. He emphasized that this project was a significant endeavor that could be realized with sufficient support. Julie Brown, Communications & Community Relations Manager for Bend Parks & Rec expressed her organization’s commitment to providing recreational spaces within the community. She highlighted the potential for partnerships with the CO Sportsplex Alliance to enhance recreational opportunities and mentioned their interest in exploring this concept further.

Redmond at the Fairgrounds and Expo Center has been identified as the preferred location for the facility by the Sportsplex Alliance. Although substantial funding will be required for this project including private donations and public partnerships many see value in investing in parks and sports facilities for the benefit of the community once feasibility studies are completed fundraising efforts will begin in earnest.

In summary; The Central Oregon Sportsplex Alliance is working towards bringing high-quality sports facilities to our region through partnerships with local businesses, sports teams and individuals dedicated towards creating a multi-sport facility with multiple turf fields for various sports along with other amenities such as ice sports development areas commercial spaces retail hotel RV park amenities Scholarship funds will be established to ensure all youth have equal access to top notch facilities leagues and training opportunities Redmond at fairgrounds expo center has been identified as preferred location

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