Mayor Kell Palguta: “We certainly have a lot of things to be excited and proud about in Prescott Valley. Our goal must be to keep Prescott Valley an amazing and vibrant community set on attracting high-paying jobs, providing an amazing education to our youth, enticing specialty medical physicians to our area, encouraging entrepreneurship through economic development, and supporting small businesses, all while maintaining the feel of a small community. Some may argue this is impossible, but I will vehemently argue that this is quite possible and, in fact, happening.”
Prescott Valley Town Council on Sept. 23, 2021, authorized purchase from Yavapai County of the Exhibition Center at the former Yavapai County Fairgrounds complex. The ultimate intent of the purchase was to license the building and additional acreage (a total of 37 acres) to a third party for creation of a youth sports complex.
The purchase transaction with the County closed in November when the Town took official ownership. This past November, Council approved a license agreement with Sunwest HC, Inc. to create and run the complex.
Sunwest HC, as Wheelhouse Sports Complex, has indicated its intent to install two portable skating rinks and two volleyball courts inside the building along with other renovations and repairs. It also plans a BMX track in an open area south of the building.
Wheelhouse Board of Directors President Charlie Arnold said Wheelhouse plans three possible roller hockey tournaments in 2022, with a projected 500 players per tournament and projects jobs for 20 people. For updates, visit Wheelhouse AZ on Facebook.
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Save the date April 9 to join the Town at the Prescott Valley Civic Center for free egg hunts, games, entertainment and more.