The shovels are ready to turn some earth and make a lake. The city of Glendale will officially break ground for the new Heroes Regional Park Lake Monday, May 24. The 4-acre lake is set to be completed later this year and will be Glendale’s second community lake.

Located on the northeast corner of 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home, the new Heroes Regional Park Lake will be part of the Arizona Game and Fish Urban Fishing Program. It will be stocked with fish throughout the year, including rainbow trout in the winter and bluegill, sunfish and catfish in the warmer months. The lake will feature fishing piers, ramadas, walking paths and a dazzling waterscape fountain that has color changing lighting with a night glow lighting system. The lake will also include aeration equipment to ensure water quality and aquatic habitat.

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The lake is the latest addition to the park, joining a splash pad, volleyball and basketball courts, playground areas, an archery range and picnic ramadas.

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers, Yucca District Councilmember Joyce Clark and fellow council members will be on-site, shovels in hand, to help bring the long-term vision for the 81-acre park one step closer to completion.

What: Heroes Regional Park Lake Groundbreaking Ceremony

When: 9 a.m., Monday, May 24

Where: Heroes Regional Park, 83rd Avenue and Bethany Home (enter off 83rd Avenue north of Bethany Home)

Why: Celebrate turning earth to make room for water