Friday, October 7, 2022

Play ball: A new softball field is coming to Kiwanis Park

Amended site plan for the fourth field at Kiwanis Park. (WYDaily/Courtesy of City of Williamsburg)

The Williamsburg City County last week unanimously approved the construction of a fourth softball field at Kiwanis Park.

The field will include associated fencing, dugouts, scoreboard, lights, press box and bleachers.

Several residents from the Longhill Woods subdivision, located behind the tree line of the park, spoke at the City Council meeting, voicing concerns over the construction and providing comment.

“It’s a product of the Tourism Development fund that we put together some years ago to build new tourism product to support our tax base, and this is the first big project right out of the gate,” said Mayor Doug Pons.

“I’m very pleased that the neighborhood is fully supportive of that,” he added, speaking of the residents of Longhill Woods who commented earlier.

The city’s Planning Commission recommended the approval to the City Council of the special use permit to build a fourth softball field and associated facilities at Kiwanis Park as shown on the site plan.

The date of construction has yet to be determined, and the the next City Council meeting is scheduled for Dec. 7.

Limits of clearing as amended after Planning Commission. (WYDaily/Courtesy of the City of WIlliamsburg)

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