The City of Southlake would like to announce the grand opening of Bicentennial Park this Saturday, September 17. Festivities begin at 9:00 a.m. with guest speakers, a ribbon cutting ceremony and lots of great giveaways and activities. Following the ceremony, Mayor John Terrell will throw out the first pitch and officially open the fall baseball season at Bicentennial Park.
Along with opening the new baseball fields, the City of Southlake is also celebrating the completion of six new tennis courts at the Southlake Tennis Center. With the addition of the new courts, Southlake now has 21 lighted tennis courts available for public use. The Tennis Center will also be honored at the ceremony for its recent United States Tennis Association (USTA) award. On September 4, the Southlake Tennis Center received the 2011 USTA Outstanding Facility Award for excellence in construction or renovation of a tennis facility. The center was only one of nine tennis facilities across the nation to receive this award.
Bicentennial Park, the second largest park in Southlake, spans 74 acres and is comprised of the first land assembled for park purposes in the city. With the completion of Phase I improvements, new park amenities include entrances at Southlake Blvd. and Shady Oaks Drive, four new baseball fields, six new tennis courts, a concession/restroom facility, park boulevard improvements, large pond, trails, landscaping, and much more. A heightened awareness of the parks name and an esteemed celebration of our nation’s history is also incorporated into the design of the park. A flag colonnade lining the Shady Oaks entrance displays past flags of our country and a new round-a-bout proudly displays our nation’s flag.
The City of Southlake hopes you can join us this Saturday as we celebrate the grand opening of Bicentennial Park!