Possible New Future for Phoenix Trotting Park
The 194-acre trotting park located near the Loop 303 and Interstate 10 interchange is in escrow to find a new owner. The park is being sold for $16.5 million and has the potential to grow Goodyear’s community depending on the plans for development. The horse track was previously bought to be turned into an RV Park, however after decades of vacancy, the lot may be destined for a new purpose. Click here for the full story.
New Fry’s Opening
Goodyear residents have another market to buy their groceries and household needs. Fry’s Marketplace opened a new locations off Camelback and Litchfield Park. The store offers new amenities not found at traditional grocery stores. These include a curbside pick up, wine bar, cheese shops, sushi stations and much more. The store will be open daily from 5 a.m. to 11p.m. Full story here.
Nearby City Fighting for LGBT Rights
Glendale councilman is promoting the update of current laws to include protective rights for the LGBT community. Multiple sport associations refused to host large events in communities that discriminate the gay and transgender community. By withdrawing from the events, the cities take a loss on a possible economic boost from tourism. Councilman, Jamie Aldama, is pushing for Arizona cities to maintain continual economic growth by create more inclusive laws. Full story here.
Maricopa County Parks Sets Meeting to Adjust Park Fees
Maricopa County Park and Recreation Commission is hosting a meeting September 20, to discuss the adjustment of fees related to lost or stolen passes, Hassayampa River Preserve and Conservation Area entry fee. As the department is taking over daily operations for the river preserve, a new fee may be implemented to the Departments fee schedule. The current fee for lost cards is $15, and may change to $3 if the adjustment is approved. For more information, refer to maricopacountyparks.net.