On February 11, 2017 I wrote an article about the poor condition of the City’s ball fields.
In that article was a video of a gentleman pumping out water from the first and third base area.
Early last week the city attempted a poor fix for this flooding by bringing in material of unknown origin (the origin will be known and reported when the city pays the invoice). This material was used to fill-in what was deemed the low spots, therefore the problem, around 1st and 3rd base.
Today after approximately 0.50 (one-half inch) of rain in a 12 hour period the flooding is back only worse as it has spread further into the infield.
The problem is a result of no maintenance on these infields since the city took over the parks from the county. These fields need to be laser-screed to ensure the water flows away from the infield. This process will require that the drainage swales are not higher than the ball fields.
This poor state of maintenance extends to all three fields currently in the one city park.
This city also needs to eliminate the gophers before someone breaks their leg.
The embarrassment continues well into the evening