News and Public Media for North Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Clay County begins construction on Regional Sports Complex

soccer field
Clay County Parks and Recreation Twin Lakes Park (photo provided_

Clay County's new $7.2 million sports complex should be ready for use early next year. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking March 28.

It's just north of the intersection of state roads 16 and 21. It will have eight multi-purpose fields and parking for at least 300 vehicles. Restrooms and a short, multi-use trail are also part of the project.

Justin Pierce is director of Clay County Parks and Recreation. He says they hope it will be a regional draw for tournaments.

The property is 250 acres, but Pierce says plans are to develop 46 acres. He says they could build baseball and softball diamonds in the future.

The county received a $3 million matching grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for the project.

Mike is a multimedia content producer for WUFT News and can be reached by calling 352-273-2274 or emailing mloizzo@ufl.edu.