Grand Park progress available to view


The City of Westfield will be holding a Progress Preview Event at Grand Park Sports Campus from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19. The goal of the event is to provide a unique opportunity for the local community to get a glimpse of the park’s progress before its completion in spring 2014.

“We want to show our citizens the progress we’ve made. Every day we meet individuals with questions. People will be able to see it and feel it,” Mayor Andy Cook said. “When people actually see the thing their comment is always the same, ‘I had no idea.’”

Cook joked that he’s nervous about the event because the two previous community previews included sleet and snow.

“The governor was here and it was the coldest day,” he said.

Attendees of the event will enjoy free refreshments, giveaways (while supplies last) and will be encouraged to walk to multiple areas of the park to see the construction progress. Cook said there will also be numerous sport activities taking place on the fields featuring local athletic organizations including the Westfield Youth Soccer Association, Westfield Youth Sports Incorporated, Indiana Bulls and Indiana Soccer Association.

Special guests from the Indy Eleven professional soccer team organization will be offering demonstrations. They will also have an information booth at the event with giveaways and an autograph signing.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be available in the main lot accessible from 191st Street west of Tomlinson Road. The event is sponsored by the City of Westfield, Hittle Landscaping, Chick-fil-A and Current in Westfield.