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Craft Scores a Home Run with Perfect 10 at Cactus Yards - Outstanding Park of the Year


For the second straight year, Gilbert’s Cactus Yards has received the “Outstanding Park of the Year” Award from the Arizona Baseball Chapter of the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA). As the exclusive food and beverage partners at Cactus Yards, Craft Culinary Concepts scored a perfect 10 for food and beverage service.


The award is voted on by the coaches and players who competed during the 2020 USSSA Youth Baseball season throughout Arizona. Cactus Yards received the highest score ever in the 15-year history of the award with a perfect 10 out of 10, beating 2019’s score of 9.9. The highest rating previously of any facility in Arizona was a 7.8. This is the first time in the history of the award in which a facility has received it two consecutive years in a row. Cactus Yards is also a finalist for the USSSA National Park of the Year Award.


“The Town of Gilbert is thrilled to have received this award from USSSA for the second year in a row. I want to thank our partners from Craft Culinary and our dedicated staff for the passion they have displayed in making Cactus Yards a premier destination,” expressed Robert Carmona, Gilbert Parks and Recreation’s Director. “This has been a difficult year and I am grateful for the organizations, coaches, players, and families who implemented and followed mitigation measures to keep the community recreating safely.”


The following criteria were rated by visitors on a scale of 1-10. Below is Cactus Yards’ score for each category.


1. Park Amenities: 10

2. Sliders Concessions (Craft Culinary): 10

3. Field Conditions: 10

4. Field Maintenance: 10

5. Park Cleanliness: 10

6. Park Management: 10

7. Staff Courtesy: 10

8. Affordability: 10

9. Availability during COVID-19: 10

10. COVID-19 Safety Guidelines: 10