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By Eric Heinz

City Council approved the completion of Jim Johnson Memorial Sports Park during its regular meeting on Tuesday, and with it the grand opening will take place next week.

The sports park has three soccer fields, a basketball court, a children’s playground and sheltered picnic tables.

During the meeting, an emotional speaker thanked the council for dedicating the park after Jim Johnson, one of the original developers of the Marblehead Coastal Development.

The park cost $5 million, and Taylor Morrison was responsible for the park’s construction.  The city and a nearby HOA will have to maintain it.

The grand opening of the park will take place at 4 p.m. on May 10 at Jim Johnson Memorial Sports Park, located at 450 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa.

Article updated to correct park construction costs. 

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