A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Highland Park Sports Complex, 4900 Shawnee Drive, Kansas City, Kansas.
The soccer fields are the first part of a multi-use sports complex on 20.8 acres, according to a news release from the Turner Recreation Commission.
The complex has three natural fields for co-ed soccer practices and games. The complex also includes a futsal court, concession stand, restroom facilities, paved parking areas, covered picnic shelter and walking trails.
In the future, there are plans to build a playground, baseball and softball fields.
“We want to make sure the complex caters to the multi-faceted needs of the community and visitors,” said Camellia White, executive director of the Turner Recreation Commission. “The improvements made to this recreation facility will make the complex and park inviting for the public to enjoy.”
“From the moment people turn into the complex’s entrance and are greeted by the natural fields, we hope they are excited to have a dedicated space where our athletes will regularly compete and practice,” said Bobby McFarland, youth sports director.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, youth soccer games will be played on Saturday.