Community to celebrate completion of indoor soccer field in Southeast Bakersfield

April 8, 2019 /

The Greenfield Walking Group and Building Healthy Communities are hosting a community celebration to honor the youth who advocated for an indoor soccer field in Rexland Acres Park.

Construction crews broke ground in October on a new indoor soccer field after a coalition of community members — many of them students — fought for at least three years for state, county and grant funding.

Youth worked with local organizations, the county and the state to secure funding for the field. They raised roughly $80,000.

The celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday at the park on Fairview Road. There will be free food, music, giveaways and family activities.