After a week of rain that forced the 9th annual Prosper Fishing Derby to be cancelled on Feb. 24 and numerous baseball, softball and outdoor sports games to temporarily cease play, Sunday, Feb. 24 was a much welcomed breath of fresh air as the sun came out and temperatures settled back into the sixties after a temporary late winter chill.

It was the ideal weather for the grand opening of Prosper’s Frontier Park North, a sports and play complex that virtually doubles the size of the park’s amenities. This addition to Prosper features synthetic turf fields that will be able to significantly expand available game and practice space for Prosper youth, including two youth baseball/softball fields and two striped multi-purpose fields that can accommodate a host of sports, such as youth soccer, men’s lacrosse and football.

The grand opening featured a clear blue sky as residents joined together with Mayor Ray Smith, members of the Prosper Parks and Recreation Board and Town Manager Harlan Jefferson to kick off the festivities at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Smith gathered with board members for the official ribbon cutting, while a host of games and festivities took place after, allowing residents of all ages to enjoy thewarm weather with their neighbors. The beautiful day also provided the perfect opportunity for youth to try out the new fields.

“Frontier Park North is an exciting project because it expands Prosper’s capabilities to serve both the sports and recreation communities,” said Dudley Raymond, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department. “We couldn’t have done it without the support of the Town Council and the Parks and Recreation Board. Our thanks also go to the town’s sports groups for all their help throughout the process.”