The opening program will feature Los Gatos Mayor Steve Rice, youth sports leaders and youth, along with the Los Gatos High School cheerleaders.
LGHS graduate Justine Lauren will sing the National Anthem and South Bay radio personality and Los Gatos resident Kim Vestal will emcee the event.
Following the opening ceremony of the new $6 million, 2.7-acre Creekside Sport Park, Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation will provide activities through its Kids Love Soccer and Little Slugger programs, and free play will be allowed on a portion of the field.
Youth are encouraged to wear their favorite sports jerseys. Refreshments will be available.
The first official United Soccer League games on the new field will be at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Lacrosse, cricket and soccer games will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively.
Parking will be available on site and in designated adjacent lots on University Avenue. Carpooling is encouraged.
The grand opening of the Creekside Sports Park is another highlight of the Town’s Jubilee Year celebration, which has featured the opening of the new Los Gatos Library at 100 Villa Ave. and Party in the Parks, a townwide birthday party held Aug. 10.
The dedication of the renovated Pageant Grounds in December will top off the Jubilee Year, town officials said in a press release.
Los Gatos Parks and Public Works Director Todd Capurso said the town bought the park's land, located north of Vasona Lake County Park and next to the Los Gatos Creek, in 2009.
Ed San Juan, vice president of operations for Los Gatos United Soccer League,