The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently awarded a construction contract for the South Rancho campus sports complex. City of Downey staff is working with County of Los Angeles staff on the design and layout of multi-use fields on the five acres of land offered by the County of Los Angeles. The development of the proposed project includes: three synthetic turf or grass soccer fields of various sizes to support play of youth through high school level of competition, with the largest field being able to host football and lacrosse play as well; a parking lot with an estimated 74 spaces; and, a 3,000 square-foot building that will house restrooms, concessions, administrative offices, storage and meeting space.
The fields will also have shielded directional lighting to allow for field usage during dusk/night; fencing along the project boundaries; temporary or permanent bleacher seating is being contemplated; and drought-tolerant landscaping. Construction is expected to begin the first quarter of 2020. The property also includes the land hosting two existing buildings that are currently occupied by the Downey Rose Float Association.That area and buildings will remain untouched.