City of Modesto, California News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Loren Holt, (209) 571-5573
Release Date: Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00:00 AM

Enslen Park to Receive Facelift


The City of Modesto, in partnership with the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and Good Tidings Foundation announce the renovation of an existing ball field at Enslen Park while completing overall park improvements.

 

Renovation of the ball field located in the northwest corner of Enslen Park began on Monday, May 6 and will result in an improved, Little League-size ball field.  The renovation work includes the demolition of the existing dirt infield and turf outfield, irrigation system, home plate and pitchers mound.  Home plate is being relocated in order to accommodate a 200’ outfield ‘fence’ so that younger players will now be able to play on both diamonds at Enslen Park at the same time; increasing the number of youth participating in the Junior Giants program in Modesto.

 

The new ball field will feature a grass infield, improved irrigation, relocated drinking fountain, improved back stop and a concrete pathway that will provide accessibility from Morris Avenue to the new stands.  In addition turf is being replaced in the outfield and the entire ball field is being regraded and leveled.

 

Due to the success of the local Junior Giants program and the recent high finish in fan voting for a new ball field at Enslen Park, the San Francisco Giants Community Fund and Good Tidings Foundation is partnering with the City of Modesto’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department on this exciting project to improve the ball field and expand the opportunities for local youth to participate in the Junior Giants program.

 

Additionally, a new T-ball backstop is to be installed in the north east corner of the park near the intersection of Morris and Park Avenues.  Along with the installation of the backstop, grading will be done to level the playing field.  The new T-ball backstop will provide sufficient space to allow three games to be played at the same time allowing increased participation by Modesto’s youth.

 

Lastly, the entire park site will be overseeded with grass seed and then a layer of organic material, removed form the existing ball field, will be applied resulting in a new, beautiful turf to be enjoyed by all park users.

 

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of May with a grand opening slated for mid-June.

 

For further information on this project, please contact Loren R. Holt at (209) 571-5573 or email: lholt@modestogov.com. 


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