[Source: Mohave Daily News 10-30-2009] – The city of Bullhead City was again awarded grant money that had been pulled by the state, freezing park improvement projects. On Oct. 28, 2008, the city was awarded $621,814 from the Heritage Fund Grant for soccer field improvements in Rotary Park. Earlier this year, however, the grant was taken away due to state revenue shortages.
On Aug. 3, Karla Brady, parks, recreation & community services director, and Rob LaFontaine, city administrative analyst/intergovernmental relations, attended a State Parks board meeting and lobbied to get the money back. “That money will now allow us to complete our soccer facilities. These facilities not only serve our soccer players, but they also draw tournaments that bring teams and families to our community and help boost our economy,” said Bullhead City Mayor Jack Hakim.
Soccer field improvements include concession building, restrooms, access roads, parking areas, other miscellaneous amenities and, if funding permits, additional field lighting.