Watch live as lava field game breaks ground in West Virginia

WASHINGTON — A lava field is set to open Friday, a milestone in West Virginian history.

The state Department of Environmental Protection says the field, named after a local resident, will open at 2:30 p.m.

The first players to hit the field are expected to be children.

The agency says it will also have a water park, a basketball court and a large picnic pavilion.

The state Department, which has more than 30 parks in the state, is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

More than 200 people have signed up to help build the park.