[Photo by Andrew Mirrington / Moab Sun News]

After years of planning and preparation, Mayor Dave Sakrison (third from right, in hat) and other local dignitaries celebrated the official grand opening of Lions Park along Moab’s northern gateway with a ribb-on-cutting on Friday, March 11.

Pictured from left to right: Arches and Canyonlands Interpretive Specialist Sharon Brussell, Moab Trails Alliance Executive Director Kim Schappert, Grand County Council Administrator Ruth Dillon, Grand County Council vice chair Jaylyn Hawks, Grand County Trail Mix chair Sandy Freethey, Assistant Moab City Engineer Eric Johanson, BLM Lead Visitor Information Assistant Judith Chrobax-Cox, Grand County Council member Chris Baird, BLM Canyon Country District Manager Lance Porter, Moab Chamber of Commerce Director Jodie Hugentobler and Nick Eason of the Moab Lions Club.