Another big piece of the Park Arthur puzzle was put into place Monday night, as Parks Director Craig Anderson said he has received a letter of commitment from the Muskego Athletic Association to fund the construction of the three smaller baseball fields there.
The commitment includes $135,000 in funds, which will give teams registered through MAA the ability to play there on a priority basis. A larger, regulation-sized field is already well under way, with similar support for that field coming from the Warriors Youth Baseball league.
Other Park Arthur updates at Monday's Parks Board meeting include:
- Approval for fundraising by the Warrior Youth Baseball league was given. The group will sell engraved bricks to help fund the facilities at the large baseball field, as well as a flagpole that will be proposed at a later date.
- Lighting for the park was being bid on soon, according to Anderson. Lights will be a feature for the sledding hill, as well as large baseball field and parking.
- Signage for the archery range will be installed this fall, as well as garbage cans throughout the park's usable areas.
- The board declined to place a portable toilet in the park to accommodate users of the sledding hill, which will open this winter. The overriding opinion was that the toilets may too easily become the target of vandals, and as permanent toilets were planned for a pavilion to be built in 2013, the convenience could wait.
- Fencing for the large baseball field is expected the first part of December, making the field 90 percent complete.