Cedar Creek Ball Park Renovation
Local Cedar Creek and Louisville ball players are looking forward to the call, “Batter –up,” when spring practices begin next year. Thanks to a $20,000 Keep America Beautiful/Lowe’s Grant, many area youth will reap the benefits of a renovated ball field in the village park. Phase II of the multi-year Cedar Creek Community Improvement Project is near completion. Forty-four conifer and deciduous trees were planted in the Cedar Creek Park last fall to complete Phase I of the plan. Keep Cass County Beautiful was awarded funding for both projects through a 2014 and 2015 KAB/Lowe’s Grant.
Steve Sharp, Blake Moses and John Mohler prepare a new home plate.
Twenty-four tons of Diamond Pro, an infield clay and shale soil conditioner, have been added to the field along with grading and leveling to improve field drainage. Concrete pads have been installed under the bleacher areas and in the dugouts. New chain link fencing now encloses the field along with new poles and netting added to the batting cages. Fresh brick and mound clay have improved the pitcher’s mound and home plate. While the Lowe’s Grant portion of the project has been completed, the village board will add new benches and roofs to complete the dugouts in the spring.
Local volunteers pour the concrete pad for the bleachers behind home plate.
Cedar Creek Park Improvement Project
Keep Cass County Beautiful has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Lowe’s Home Improvement to support KCCB’s mission to engage individuals in building and sustaining vibrant communities. The KAB/Lowe’s Community Partners grant will provide funding for Cedar Creek’s Village Park Improvement Project. The grant will help replace some diseased pine trees with new conifer trees and add more deciduous shade trees in the 19 acre park and green space areas. The addition of more trees will provide shade, shelter, habitat, cleaner air, and a beautiful environment that will encourage more use of park areas.
UNION BALL FIELD Revitalization Project 2012
The Union Ballfield Revitalization project was made possible thanks to a $5,000 grant from Lowe's and our partnership with Keep America Beautiful. The improved ball field and park has increased use by local residents and teams from nearby communities. Increased traffic has also produced revenue from concessions to help maintain and beautify the whole area.
Last time a long time ago
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF
$8245 Value of time invested
$5000 Lowe’s Foundation Grant
$13,245 Total investment
Ben checks out old dugout
Roof is falling
Lowe's delivering lumber
Progress is messy
Jim and Dale installing footings
Dale stabilizing corners
New roof finished
Jesse making cuts
Checking the story