by Kell Palguta, Mayor, Town of Prescott Valley
Hello everyone. I hope you all have had an amazing summer and you’re ready to roll into fall. Here in Prescott Valley, we’re moving forward, and we’re ever hopeful for the future.
We have some exciting news in Prescott Valley for sports lovers.
While in the past several months, the NBA G League Northern Arizona Suns team was sold to the Detroit Pistons — vacating the Findlay Toyota Center — one door closed and another opened. The Town of Prescott Valley is excited to announce we will be home to a team, yet to be named, in the Indoor Football League (IFL). This league is already home to the five-time national champs the Arizona Rattlers, as well as the Tucson Sugar Skulls. This league will give our residents and outside visitors a chance to experience fast-paced indoor football at a high level.
An interesting side note to this team is that the IFL will be allowing the residents of Prescott Valley to vote on the name of the team, as well as the colors of the uniforms.
Another fun and interesting event happening right now is that the Town is soliciting community input on the renaming of NAZ Suns Way off Glassford Hill Road, the main entrance to the Findlay Toyota Center. Who says that the only time to vote for anything is during election time in November? This is an opportunity for all citizens to go online and vote for their favorite name. Vote at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GQ3LB85
As a father to 5-year-old twins, I am very excited to announce that Prescott Valley will be adding a public splash pad in a local park! This added attraction will give families an excellent opportunity to take their little ones to the splash pad to cool off in the heat of summer, all while enjoying the great weather that Prescott Valley has to offer. The best part is this family adventure will be free.
It is not often in today’s society that we hear about things that are so fun, free, and family-oriented. Although the location of this project has yet to be determined, you can count on it being in a great location and a wonderful addition to our park offerings.
Prescott Valley has also been on the radar for some recent great youth and adult recreation sports tournaments. In a span of 10 weeks, the community was host to eight separate tournaments ranging from 35 to 55 teams from New Mexico, California and Nevada. These tournaments have allowed Prescott Valley to show off our amazing athletic fields and other park amenities that help to make for an enjoyable tournament experience.
The next time you are traveling through Prescott Valley or stopping by for whatever reason, be sure to be on the lookout for these exciting new opportunities and amenities in our community.
Photo: Prescott Valley’s new public Splash Pad will be similar to the one at Mountain Valley Park’s community pool. Provided by Town of Prescott Valley.