Grand Reopening Celebration Brings Community to Cashman ParkGrand Reopening Celebration Brings Community to Cashman Park<div class="ExternalClassA658A7532CC94A219D7B823570194AC1"><p>​Vice Mayor Jim Waring and Desert Ridge Community Association leaders are welcoming residents of the north Phoenix community to Cashman Park’s grand reopening.  The ceremony starts at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the park, 22222 N. 44th Street.</p><p>The Community Association donated $500,000 to the Parks and Recreation Department to fund major improvements over the summer.  The evening will highlight those amenities, including a new playground, fitness/workout stations and an irrigation system.  Through the city’s FitPHX program, residents also will have the chance to see new WalkPHX signage mapping the park’s one-third of a mile walking path, with mileage markers to show how far people have walked – three times around the loop is one mile.</p><p>Activities include remarks from the Vice Mayor and Community Association President Doug Dickson; a ribbon cutting; games and prizes; free snacks; and food from food trucks available for purchase.  A special Movie in Cashman Park showing of the film Hocus Pocus at 7 p.m. caps off the night.  The park was originally built in 1996, and also has picnic ramadas with grills, lighted basketball courts, two lighted sand volleyball courts, a multi-purpose field and restrooms.</p></div>10/2/2014 7:00:00 PM(Media) Inger Erickson602-320-7203