Double Play at the Park to celebrate baseball, fishing, and the rebirth of Riverview Park

MESA, Ariz. – Come celebrate the grand opening of Cubs Park and Riverview Park by enjoying the free event “Double Play at the Park” from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

In addition to self-guided and trolley tours of Mesa’s new signature park and the Cubs training complex located at 2100 W. Rio Salado Pkwy., there will be free fishing – the Arizona Game and Fish Department will offer 100 loaner rods, and bait, to those wanting to fish Riverview Lake. No license is required for those who register. The Department will have stocked the lake with rainbow trout from Jan. 20-25.

Kids will also enjoy the exciting new playground equipment, including a giant climbing tower and bouldering wall. Take advantage throughout of the food, live music, inflatables, zip line, tethered hot air balloon rides, baseball-themed activities and baseball card show.

The celebration will end with a special grand opening program at 5:45 p.m. at the lake. Fireworks are scheduled to go off around 6 p.m.

Riverview Park has been closed to construction for about two years. On Nov. 2, 2010, City of Mesa voters approved and authorized to expend funding to design and construct a city-owned baseball stadium, training and practice facility for the Chicago Cubs. The project also reconfigured Riverview Park. Double Play at the Park celebrates the achievement of community coming together and “Building a Better Mesa.”

Check out more information on the event,
including maps and parking, or get more details on Riverview Park and Cubs Park.

As of Jan. 1, the Urban Fishing Program was renamed the Community Fishing Program. Fifteen new waters are being rolled out! See more information.

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