Things are getting brighter for young, local athletes.
East Lake Community Park's two new multi-purpose sports fields, along with two neighboring Little League fields, are part of Phase I of Lake County's sports lighting projects. The $427,000 to light the fields was funded from the Penny Sales Tax and impact fees.
All four fields are available for both practice and tournaments into the evening hours, and service up to 1,500 people.
“The sheer number of players using these fields each week proves that parks are more than just an amenity, they are a much-needed quality of life service that Lake County is proud to provide to its citizens,” said Lake County Commissioner Leslie Campione.
A light up event will be held Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. The event marks the end of Lake County Soccer Club’s first full season playing on lighted fields. In addition to three final tournament games, the celebration will include food vendors, face painting, prizes and more. The park is located at 24809 Wallick Road in Sorrento.
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