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Former Angels Star to Headline Sports Park Groundbreaking

A ribbon-cutting ceremony opening Rancho Parkway will be held in tandem with the sports park groundbreaking.

Former Angels pitcher Dave Frost knows the importance of practice: in his first full season with the team he helped lead the Angels to their first division championship.

Frost, who pitched for the then-California Angels from 1978 to 1981, will speak at a Tuesday afternoon groundbreaking for Lake Forest's future sports park, where active Lake Forest residents will hone their athletic skills for years to come.

The public is invited to a 5 p.m. ceremony kicking off the construction of the much-anticipated park, which will be built on 90 acres southwest of the Portola Parkway and El Toro Road intersection and south of the 241 toll road.

Construction plans for the park and recreation center will be available for viewing. Food, games, and giveaways will also be part of the event.

The groundbreaking will be tied in with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rancho Parkway.

The four-lane roadway, which has been extended from Hermana Circle to Portola Parkway, will open for motorists following the ceremony.

The City Council in March approved the $2.9-million project, which fills in the gap between Lake Forest Drive and Portola Parkway.

Rancho Parkway will provide access into the future sports park.

Parking for the groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be available on Rancho, between Lake Forest and Portola. The event will be held at the entrance to the future sports park, just down Rancho Parkway.

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