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Published on April 13, 2024
Santa Clarita Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its 38th Park, Skyline Ranch ParkSource: City of Santa Clarita

It was a home run for the City of Santa Clarita this weekend as the community swung into action at the opening of its 38th park, right in time for spring festivities. Hundreds gathered as Mayor Cameron Smyth cut the ribbon at Skyline Ranch Park—a sprawling 10.5-acre green space designed to be a hub for sports, recreation, and relaxation in the great outdoors.

Since their incorporation in 1987, Santa Clarita's park count has impressively grown from a mere eight to a whopping 38, a testament to their commitment to public spaces and outdoor leisure. “When the City incorporated in December of 1987, we inherited eight parks, so since 1988 the City has built 30 new parks here within the city and we couldn’t be prouder about that accomplishment and the importance and benefits that parks bring to our community,” Mayor Cameron Smyth said, according to a press release by the City of Santa Clarita. With each year, the city aims to upgrade and add to its parks, promoting the well-being of its residents.

The inauguration featured a ceremonial first pitch tossed by Mayor Smyth to Sammy Clarita, the city's mascot, to the delight of those present at the new baseball field. The day continued with the community enjoying soccer, volleyball, pickleball, tennis, and basketball—offering a first-hand look at the variety of sporting facilities now at their disposal.

Nestled within the Skyline development, this latest park is more than just a playground. Lined with walking trails and spaces for picnicking Skyline Ranch Park boasts impressive views of the surrounding mountains and the cityscape, as reported by a Santa Clarita official blog post. Parents and kids alike enjoyed the sun as they took to the shaded playground and the half-mile perimeter walking trail, strolled around by visitors flocking to the new park, located at 18355 Skyline Ranch Road, this past weekend.

The City of Santa Clarita encourages residents to come out and experience Skyline Ranch Park for themselves. For more details on the park, they point visitors towards Susan Nelson at [email protected] for further information—which is just an email away.