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Festivities Set to Put New Park in Play

October 28, 1998|JAMES MEIER

Finishing touches are being made for Saturday's unveiling of the $1.5-million Heritage Park, including the city's first roller hockey rink.

The park also boasts basketball courts, a tot lot--complete with a play pirate ship--picnic tables and walking trails, said Pat Sanchez, the city's parks and recreation director.

About half of the 5-acre park is open space and will open in mid-January when the grass is ready.

Councilwoman Tracy Wills Worley said she's excited about the park, which the City Council helped design.

"We are finally getting our first drop-in-and-play roller hockey rink," she said. "It's been a long time coming.

"The kids are really excited for the roller hockey rink."

A recreation employee will supervise the rink; safety gear and other precautions will be required. The rink can also be used for speed soccer, Sanchez added.

Opening festivities at 11 a.m. Saturday will include a treasure hunt, crafts and basketball and hockey contests.

The park is at Tustin Ranch Road and Heritage Way. Visitors can park along Kinsman Circle or Heritage Way.

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