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Creating a Sports Paradise in Central Oregon: The Vision and Plan of the CO Sportsplex Alliance

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
Community members in Central Oregon unite to establish a state-of-the-art multi-sport facility

The Central Oregon Sportsplex Alliance is a group of community members, businesses, sports teams, and partners who are committed to bringing high-quality sports facilities to the region. Their vision includes developing a multi-sport facility with multiple turf fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, baseball, and softball, as well as indoor multi-use turf fields, ice sports development areas, and potentially commercial sports, retail, hotel, and RV park amenities.

One of their primary goals is to establish and administer scholarship funds to ensure that all youth in Central Oregon have access to top-notch facilities, leagues, and training opportunities. They believe that every child should have the opportunity to participate in sports without barriers.

Derek Berry, president of the CO Sportsplex Alliance presented their plan to the Bend Park and Rec Board during a meeting. He emphasized the significance of this project and how it can be successfully realized with sufficient support.

Julie Brown, Communications & Community Relations Manager for Bend Parks & Rec expressed her organization’s dedication to providing recreational spaces within the community. She highlighted the potential for partnerships to enhance recreational opportunities and mentioned the board’s interest in exploring the Sportsplex Alliance’s concept further.

The Sportsplex Alliance has identified Redmond at the Fairgrounds and Expo Center as their preferred location for the facility. Although the project is estimated to require substantial funding from private donations and public partnerships many see value in investing in parks and sports facilities for community benefit. Once feasibility studies are completed fundraising efforts will commence to bring this vision into reality

By Samantha Nguyen

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