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Breaking Ground: The Visionary Plan to Transform Sports and Recreation in Central Oregon

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
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 made up of local residents, businesses, sports teams, and partners who are determined to bring top-notch sports facilities to the region. Their ultimate goal is to create a multi-sport facility with multiple turf fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, and softball, as well as indoor multi-use turf fields, ice sports development areas, and potentially commercial sports, retail, hotel, and RV park amenities.

But it’s not just about the facilities for the Sportsplex Alliance. They also want to ensure that all youth in Central Oregon have access to high-quality sports facilities, leagues and training opportunities regardless of financial barriers. To achieve this they plan on establishing and administering scholarship funds.

Derek Berry, the president of the CO Sportsplex Alliance presented their plan to the Bend Park and Rec Board during a meeting. He emphasized that this project is a significant endeavor that with sufficient support can be successfully realized.

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 to enhance recreational opportunities and mentioned the board’s interest in exploring the Sportsplex Alliance’s concept further.

The preferred location for the facility according to the Sportsplex Alliance is Redmond at the Fairgrounds and Expo Center. Although the project requires substantial funding including private donations and public partnerships many see value in investing in parks and sports facilities for community benefit. Once feasibility studies are completed fundraising efforts will begin to bring this vision to fruition

By Samantha Jones

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