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New Baseball Field Update

posted Nov 1, 2018, 6:28 AM by Ryan Palmer
The creation of a new baseball and multi-purpose field was one of the first visible signs that our Mt. Ararat High School project was underway.  Though we had originally hoped to be playing on them next spring, a lengthy process to reconstruct utility lines as well as a very poor growing season this summer have caused us to delay that for a year.  In the end, the grass did not grow to our satisfaction in time for play in the spring of 2019. Our intention has always been to have a field that is fantastic for our athletes, enjoyable for spectators, and an all around proud accomplishment of the district.  We’ll need a bit more time for all of this to still come true.

In the meantime, let’s remind everyone what we’re planning for in the development of the new baseball field:
  • Concrete block dugouts
  • A home run fence with possible “high wall” features for key advertising signs
  • A new baseball scoreboard
  • A beautiful student-designed and built flagpole incorporated into the outfield landscape
  • A variety of seating areas to enable spectators to enjoy games
  • Warm-up mounds for both home and visiting teams

Similar to other sports, our Athletics Department will make arrangements for baseball practice and games at other area facilities for the 2019 season.  We have wonderful neighbors who are willing to partner with us and enable our athletes to have great experiences in the interim.

We have a number of dedicated parents, staff and community members committed to having an excellent athletic field when it’s done.  We thank them for their ideas, hours, and contributions.  As a result, our students will soon have a wonderful set of new fields to play on.