The complex was dedicated in honor of P. Ben Arredondo’s 16 years of service as a member of the Tempe City Council and for his longtime support of youth, education and sports. Arredondo, a former high school teacher, coach and Tempe Elementary School District Governing Board member, has been recognized with numerous awards and honors for his commitment to youth and the Hispanic community.
Built in 2005, the P. Ben Arredondo Sports Complex includes ball fields, soccer fields, a dog park and a 30,000 square foot skatepark with two bowls and multiple "street style" ramps.
In 2001, the ball fields were renamed "Dawson Fields" in honor of Duane Dawson, former Parks and Recreation Manager.
Park size is 60 acres.