ATHLETIC FEDERATION HONORS CENTER PARK SPORTS FACILITY WINS AWARD.
Byline: Patricia Farrell Aidem Staff Writer
SANTA CLARITA Santa Clarita, city (1990 pop. 110,642), Los Angeles co., S Calif., suburb 30 mi (48 km) NW of downtown Los Angeles, on the Santa Clara River; inc. 1987. Situated in the Santa Clara valley and nearby canyons, Santa Clarita includes the former towns of Canyon Country, - The city's new Central Park has been recognized as an Outstanding Sports Facility by the Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, Municipal Athletic Federation.
Not only did the four softball softball, variant of baseball played with a larger ball on a smaller field. Invented (1888) in Chicago as an indoor game, it was at various times called indoor baseball, mush ball, playground ball, kitten ball, and, because it was also played by women, ladies' and four multi-use fields draw the attention of the professional parks and recreation organization, judges were impressed by the overall design as well as the partnership that built the park, said Susan Andrade-Wax, recreation supervisor for Santa Clarita.
The best part about the award, Andrade-Wax said, was that the city didn't even apply for it. The federation heard about the sprawling Bouquet Canyon Road park and nominated it independently.
``The day before the awards, they called and asked for some slides - and we thought it was a mistake,'' she said. ``They thought the facility warranted a special award and awarded us one. It is pretty wonderful.''
``It's outstanding. How often do you win an award that you didn't apply for?'' said Tymeri Cuervo, a recreation coordinator for the city. ``We were all scratching our heads (saying). ... Did you apply? No, I didn't, did you?''
Central Park opened earlier this year on acreage owned by the Castaic Lake Castaic Lake is a lake on Castaic Creek formed by Castaic Dam, in northwestern Los Angeles County, California, near the town of Castaic. The 323,700 acre foot lake (399,000,000 m³) is the terminus of the West Branch of the California Aqueduct, though some comes from the 154 mi² Water Agency. A community advisory panel helped plan the amenities and top architects were hired to design the park. The athletic federation noted the park's innovative design and use of land in announcing the award earlier this month at an industry conference in Escondido.
``They said it was not only beautiful, it was usable,'' Andrade-Wax said.
Attributes that were noted included ample parking, the central location, future plans and overall ambience am·bi·ence
Variant of ambiance.
ambience or ambiance
the atmosphere of a place
Noun 1. in the foothill location.
The federation also awarded its Most Innovative Sports Program recognition to the city for a skate skate, fish: see ray.
Any of nine genera (suborder Rajoidea) of rounded to diamond-shaped rays. These bottom-dwellers are found from tropical to near-Arctic waters and from the shallows to depths of more than 9,000 ft (2,700 m). park demonstration offered at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, also new and undergoing expansion.
(1) Santa Clarita's Center Park recently received an unsolicited athletic federation award for use of land and innovative design.
(2) Center Park in Santa Clarita is a well-designed recreational facility Noun 1. recreational facility - a public facility for recreation
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility" with four softball diamonds plus four multi-use fields.
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