The Central Oregon Sportsplex Alliance is a community-driven organization that aims to bring top-notch sports facilities to the region. Comprised of members, businesses, sports teams and partners, they are determined to develop a multi-sport facility with multiple fields for soccer, lacrosse, rugby, baseball and softball, as well as indoor multi-purpose turf fields and ice sports development areas.

The CO Sportsplex Alliance is committed to ensuring that all Central Oregon youth have access to world-class facilities and training opportunities without barriers. To achieve this goal, they plan to establish and manage scholarship funds. Their vision is rooted in the belief that every child should have the opportunity to play sports.

During a meeting with the Bend Park and Rec Board, Derek Berry, president of the CO Sportsplex Alliance presented their plan. He emphasized that this project is a significant undertaking that requires sufficient support but can be successfully implemented with partnerships.

Julie Brown, manager of communications and community relations for Bend Parks & Rec expressed her organization’s commitment to providing recreational spaces within the community. She highlighted the potential for partnerships to improve recreational opportunities and mentioned the board’s interest in further exploring the Sportsplex Alliance concept.

The preferred location for the facility identified by the Sportsplex Alliance is Redmond at the Fairgrounds and Expo Center. Although significant funding will be required for this project including private donations and public partnerships, many see the value of investing in parks and sports facilities for the benefit of the community. Once feasibility studies are complete fundraising will begin to make this vision a reality.

In conclusion, The Central Oregon Sportsplex Alliance has an ambitious vision of bringing high-quality sports facilities to our region, including scholarships for youth participation in sports activities without any barriers. With sufficient support from private donations and public partnerships their dream can become a reality by providing an accessible environment for everyone who wants to play sports or enjoy recreational activities in Redmond at Fairgrounds Expo Center.

By Samantha Johnson

As a dedicated content writer at, I immerse myself in the art of storytelling through words. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for crafting engaging narratives, I strive to captivate our audience with each piece I create. Whether I'm covering breaking news, delving into feature articles, or exploring thought-provoking editorials, my goal remains constant: to inform, entertain, and inspire through the power of writing. Join me on this journalistic journey as we navigate through the ever-evolving media landscape together.

Leave a Reply