CONSTRUCTION OF THREE NEW FIELDS WITH DUGOUTS & LIGHTING Budget: $500,000 July-December 2017 The initial phase of rebuilding Parkhurst will only affect the existing Senior Field and the 70,000 square feet of wooded land adjacent to Industrial Parkway. Three regulation 200’ fields would be built in the existing space, with dugouts (and optional lights). All work would be […]
NEW GRANDSTAND, PREMIER FIELD & CONCESSION STAND Construction of New Grandstands, the Premier Field and Concession Stand The largest construction on Parkhurst Field involves the front of the facility facing Harrison Street and the space where the original A.,J.&G. grandstands and ballpark was located. A new Grandstand will be constructed there, as well as a Concession Stand, Restrooms, a […]
FOUR NEW BATTING CAGES, PARKING LOTS, AND LANDSCAPING Four batting cages with screens and fencing will be constructed. Additionally, parking lots will be created off Industrial Parkway. Signage, commemorative brick walkways, a vintage train and landscaping will be added to complete the new park. Budget: $200,000
Table 1 shows that each tournament alone attracts 445 men, women and children.
These tournaments cater to “travel” teams, and indeed the majority of participants and families do travel from outside of the Fulton County area to attend.
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