We were pleased to read the news of a grand opening for the new athletic complex in Hugo, just a few miles down the road from two of our communities – Creek Side Villas and Fable Hill!

The Hanifl Fields Athletic Park, on 137th Street North next to the city’s public works building, is nearly complete, and a grand-opening celebration is set for 7 p.m. today. The park boasts seven soccer fields, a playground, an attractive and energy-efficient public events center and concession stand. There are two large parking lots, natural landscaping, rain barrels and a walking path.

The park is a community asset and a much-needed gathering spot, said Hanifl-Lee, who played soccer through college and is now watching her own young children take up the sport.

“We’re proud to be part of this. It’s great for the kids and for the community as a whole,” Hanifl-Lee said. “Hugo is still developing, still working on the downtown, and this is just a neat place for the community, for everybody to enjoy.”

Source: Pioneer Press