Dignitaries including Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Councilman Bob Beers and Bob Stupak's son Nevada were on hand for the groundbreaking. (Source: City of Las Vegas)
A planned layout of new Stupak Park shows a soccer field, playground equipment and shaded areas. (Source: City of Las Vegas)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Dignitaries including Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and the son of entrepreneur Bob Stupak helped break ground on a new park Thursday.
New Stupak Park is slated to begin construction in July at 300 W. Boston Avenue.
According to the city, the park is being built on more than a half-acre land that was formerly occupied by the original Stupak Community Center. The new community center was opened in 2010 in 1.5 acres of the old Stupak Park at 251 Boston Ave.
The park is expected to include a soccer field, new playground equipment and shaded structures.
"We have been looking forward to putting a park back in this neighborhood since we took out Stupak Park to make a place for the new community center," said Councilman Coffin. "I can't think of a neighborhood that will welcome a new soccer field, playground and place for kids to play outside more than this one."
Construction is slated for July with a completion date of January 2014 scheduled.
The park's location is just west of the Stratosphere hotel.
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