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    // Poncitlán Square, in the heart of Palmdale, is at the heart of Palmdale’s Civic Center and home to the City’s popular Thursday Night on the Square eve

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    // Joe Davies Heritage Airpark at Palmdale Plant 42 features a collection of 21 aircraft flown, tested, designed, produced or modified in Palmdale.

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    // DryTown® Water Park provides wet and wild fun all summer with a lazy river, slide tower, 4-lane racer, children’s water playground and splash bucket.

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    // Palmdale Amphitheater is home to the City’s popular summer concert series and a host of events and activities throughout the year.

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    // Barrel Springs Trail & Equestrian Arena is a 1.5-mile multi-purpose trail with a picnic shelter and staging areas for loading and unloading horses.

Palmdale, nestled in the picturesque and expansive Antelope Valley, is excited to have the opportunity to host some of the athletes who will compete in this summer’s Special Olympics World Games. A leader in the development of some of America’s most advanced technologies, visitors enjoy Palmdale’s warmth and hospitality, outstanding restaurants, sophisticated shopping and entertainment, beautiful parks, and breathtaking scenery, within an hour’s drive of LA.


Special Message from Mayor Jim Ledford

We look forward to welcoming all the athletes, coaches and visitors to Palmdale — the birthplace of the space shuttles — and sharing our wonderful hospitality and amenities with them. It is indeed an honor to be selected as a Host Town for an event that’s as well-known, admired and respected as the World Games.


KERI SMITH
Local Organizing Committee Chairperson

ERIC DOMBROWSKI
Finance Coordinator

STELLA DEVINE-KNIGHT
Fundraising and Food Services Coordinator

PAULA LESZKIEWICZ
Activities & Special Events and Transportation Coordinator

RYAN HERMAN
Sport Training Coordinator

KARI BLACKBURN
Accommodations Coordinator

RANDY AUTRY
Medical Coordinator

KELLY LONG
Safety & Security Coordinator

TRISH JONES
Translation Services and Volunteer & Community Involvement Coordinator

JOHN MLYNAR
Public Awareness & Media Coordinator


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