The city of Buckeye is celebrating the completion of Sundance Park Phase II.
Sundance Park, located at 22865 Lower Buckeye Road, is now 68 total acres with the addition of the 38 acres of Phase II and features Buckeye’s first public fishing lake.
Willmeng Construction served as the general contractor on the project, which was designed by Phoenix civil engineering and landscape architecture firm J2 Engineering and Environmental Design.
The three-acre fishing lake will be stocked with catfish, bluegill, bass and rainbow trout. There is also a new grand pavilion, splash pad, lighted basketball courts, four multi-use sports fields and additional playgrounds, ramadas, restrooms and ample parking.
“It's not just about structures and facilities,” Mayor Eric Orsborn shared in a press release. “This park expansion was all about listening to you and incorporating what type of amenities you wanted to see in your city park.”
The city received almost $4 million in grants to fund the park, including a $3 million Land and Water Conservation Fund grant and a $500,000 Heritage grant administered through Arizona State Parks and Trails. Buckeye also received $162,500 from the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority’s Biennial grant.
Other funds for park construction came from the city’s General Fund and impact fees collected from new development.