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Public Invited to Nov. 3 Sports Park Grand Opening at Spencer's Crossing in Murrieta


Grand opening festivities include sports activities, a free pancake breakfast, and children's activities on the soccer field, including arts and crafts, bouncers and games.

MURRIETA, Calif. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Local residents are invited to celebrate the grand opening of the city's newest recreation spot, the 11.5-acre Sports Park at Spencer's Crossing, Murrieta's master-planned community by Brookfield Residential Properties. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The event, organized by Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District and sponsored by Brookfield Residential, will show off the highly anticipated community amenity with its lighted soccer and baseball fields, basketball court, tot lots and concession stand. Located at the corner of Max Gillis Boulevard and Briggs Road in Murrieta, the park provides another link in the active, growing community, which also features new home neighborhoods by Richmond American, Woodside Homes and D.R. Horton.

“We're excited to see the park ready for children and families,” said Dennis Chapman, Vice President at Brookfield Residential Properties. “As the recreational focal point for Spencer's Crossing, it will be a wonderful place for family gatherings and community events as well as athletics and fitness activities.”

With 1,793 homes planned in the 607-acre community, Spencer's Crossing combines rural charm with contemporary neighborhoods and beautiful new home designs. A private recreation center for Spencer's Crossing homeowners, set to open in early 2013, will complement the public sports park that is the newest one operated by the 40-year-old Valley-Wide Park and Recreation District.

The park dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a complimentary pancake breakfast. A ceremonial first pitch will mark the start of the first softball tournament to be played at the park.

Softball teams will vie for the inaugural Spencer's Crossing title while basketball aficionados try their hands in a free-throw contest on the basketball court. Also planned are children's activities on the soccer field, including arts and crafts, bouncers and games.

“When we create our communities, we always keep families in mind, from the way we select builders who bring a wealth of experience and creativity to their designs, to how the amenities complete the community,” Chapman said. “Sports are a critical piece of the puzzle so seeing this park come to fruition is our way of contributing to the health of our residents and the community.”

About Spencer's Crossing/ Brookfield Residential Properties

Developed by Brookfield Residential Properties, Spencer's Crossing is a premier master-planned community set amidst 607 sprawling acres and the rolling paseos of the French Valley in Murrieta. With its scenic parks, meandering trails and now Sports Park, Spencer's Crossing has been exceptionally designed for active lifestyles. Residents at Spencer's Crossing can also expect a private recreation center, featuring a 3,500 square-foot recreation building, swimming pool, children's wading pool, spa, barbecue area, and shade and play structures, in early 2013.
Also, children at Spencer's Crossing have access to the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, one of the highest performing districts in Riverside County.

Spencer's Crossing features new-home neighborhoods by Richmond American, Woodside Homes and D.R. Horton. The spacious one- and two-story homes at Spencer's Crossing range from three to six bedrooms and two to four baths, and are priced from the mid $200,000s. For more information, visit You can also visit the master-planned community at Max Gillis Blvd. and Leon Rd. in Murrieta.

Brookfield Residential (Los Angeles) LP develops new master-planned communities in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Currently selling master- planned communities include Spencer's Crossing in Murrieta, Audie Murphy Ranch in Menifee, Edenglen in Ontario, Colony Park in Anaheim and Rosedale in Azusa. For more information about Brookfield Residential in Los Angeles, visit

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Brookfield Residential (LP) Los Angeles is a member of Brookfield Residential Properties, Inc. – a North American land developer and homebuilder, active in ten principal markets. Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. entitles and develops land and builds homes for our own communities, as well as sells lots to third-party builders. Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is co-listed on the New York and Toronto Stock Exchanges under the symbol BRP. For more information, please visit our website at

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