The one thing you will hear over and over about living in the Permian Basin is, there is nothing to do here. The City of Odessa is now helping to change that. The city along with generous donations from local citizens will make this dream a reality.

Amy Bell Park will be located on Faudree Road just north of Yukon. Larry Bell and his wife donated the 100-acre plot in honor of their daughter. Larry Bell tells the City of Odessa that when he and his wife married 50 years ago it was a cow pasture and now it will be a park honoring his late daughter Amy, who had such a love for children.

A soft groundbreaking was held on Tuesday with city officials and other philanthropists. Construction is set to begin right away, as they have already started clearing the land. It is projected that the project will take anywhere from 18 to 24 months but the city would like to see it finished before then.

City Of Odessa
City Of Odessa

The sports complex which looks to have baseball and softball fields, football fields, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and more. This is an effort so our local athletes and families don't have to always travel to other places for sports, tournaments can be hosted right here in Odessa.

From an economic standpoint, this could bring the city a lot of revenue. By having more events in Odessa more people will eat at restaurants, shop at our local stores, buy gas, and stay in hotels.

This seems to be a win/win for everyone.

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