The Town of Queen Creek is currently in the design phase of Mansel Carter Oasis Park, a new, 30-acre park located at the west park site. Town Council approved the name Mansel Carter Oasis Park on Oct. 4. Mansel Carter Oasis Park will address the Town's most immediate needs first, including lighted youth baseball/softball fields, lighted multi-purpose field (soccer, football, etc.), playground, splash pad, walking trail, and restrooms/concessions. The needs are based on the approved, award winning, Parks, Trails, and Open Space Master Plan, ongoing resident feedback and use of current facilities.
Mansel Carter Oasis Park will be partially funded through impact fees designated specifically for parks. State legislation in 2012 significantly changed how development impact fees can be used, restricting the use for new parks to 30 acres, and eliminating the use of impact fees to fund recreational centers larger than 3,000 square feet, aquatic centers and community pools, among other amenities.
Mansel Carter Oasis Park will be located at 196th Street and Appleby Road, near Ocotillo and Sossaman roads. It will be developed over the next year and a half, with completion tentatively schedule for fall 2018.