Providence Master Planned Community breaks ground on third park

Good things come in threes, and so it is with parks at the Providence master plan, Huckleberry Park will join The Promenade and Knickerbocker Park.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the beginning of construction for Huckleberry Park in the Providence master planned community. Participants included: (from left) P.D., the Providence mascot; John Ritter, CEO of Providence developer Focus Property Group; Bob Ruszczyk, director of the Providence Master Homeowners Association; Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross; Larry Bross, BrossBrowning Companies; Jason Thompson, Focus Property Group; Dave Browning, BrossBrowning Companies; Randall Fierstein, Providence Master Homeowners Association; Brandon Exline, community manager of the Providence Master Homeowners Association; Jenna Bell, Providence Master Homeowners Association; and Providence residents.

Good things come in threes, and so it is with parks at the Providence master plan, which just broke ground on its third park. Huckleberry Park will join The Promenade and Knickerbocker Park at the fast-selling community in northwest Las Vegas.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross joined Providence developer Focus Property Group, community residents and homeowners association representatives at the Huckleberry site for a groundbreaking ceremony, including shoveling dirt to secure the flagpole and raise the park’s American flag.

“It’s great to be celebrating yet another milestone in the development of this fantastic community and the benefits a park brings to its residents,” said Councilman Ross of the Providence master planned community during the event. His ward covers the 1,200-acre Providence area. “Open space and parks are important to our quality of life, and Providence residents are fortunate that Focus Property Group understands this, as it continues to add amenities to the community. Considering the economic downturn we’re beginning to emerge from, building this park takes on even more significance.”

Huckleberry Park will have large and small dog parks, multi-use events field, full court basketball, an outdoor stage area, swings, picnic areas, shade ramada and other space designated for future amenities. Located at the southwest corner of Farm Road and Egan Crest Way, it will open in phases beginning in late 2014 and is expected to cost $2 million.

“Parks like this illustrate why residents love living here and homebuyers continue to purchase homes here, placing Providence among the fastest-selling master planned communities in the country,” said John Ritter, chief executive officer of Focus Property Group. “The addition of Huckleberry Park – our third park – is a continuation of our vision for Providence and its small town America ambiance with many outdoor, lifestyle, fitness and recreational amenities for all ages. They enrich the quality of life, and the park provides another venue for both homeowners and community events.”

Huckleberry Park’s design follows Focus Property Group’s philosophy of offering residents many avenues for fitness and outdoor recreation with a commitment to protecting the natural desert environment with drought-tolerant landscaping and incorporating its beauty.

The park’s name draws inspiration from the classic Mark Twain character “Huckleberry Finn,” which captures the spirit of Providence’s small town Americana theme and is inspired by American literary and historical icons.

Since opening, Providence has consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 fastest-selling master planned communities in the United States by RCLCO and other leading independent real estate advisory firms. It now is the fifth fastest-selling master plan and No. 2 seller in Nevada. Upon completion, the community will house 7,500 residences. Homebuilders – among the industry’s best – include Beazer Homes, KB Home, Lennar, Pardee, Richmond American Homes, Ryland Homes, Warmington Residential Nevada and Woodside Homes.

Providence features parks, trail systems and wide tree-lined boulevards; is minutes from shopping, dining and I-215 and U.S. 95 access; and close to Nellis and Creech Air Force bases. An additional elementary school and one middle school will complement the existing elementary school and other area schools.

Residents benefit from many social, recreational, community and education programs through the Providence Master Homeowners Association. It is professionally managed by Capital Consultants Management Corporation, one of the country’s oldest and most experienced community management companies.

To learn more about Providence, visit the information center, open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at the entrance to the community at 7181 N. Hualapai Way, Ste. 150 (I-215 North beltway and Hualapai); call (702) 433-5084; or visit www.providencelv.com.

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