Pending Council approval, the City of Mobile will install new fencing and dugouts at Theodore Park. After a collaborative process with the City Council, Mayor Sandy Stimpson has submitted a $38,550 contract for their consideration and approval.
“I am committed to improving our parks to connect communities throughout the City of Mobile,” Stimpson said. “Our parks are an important part of neighborhood identity, and they must be brought back to life after years of neglect. I am grateful to the City Council for dedicating funding resources to this critical project.”
The proposal awards the contract to Grady Dortch and Sons, Inc. and upon City Council passage a notice to proceed will be given to the contractor to begin work.
Currently, the dugouts lack benches and proper protection for spectators. The benches are in the line of field with no safeguard for foul balls or other objects. These new dugouts will provide a safer place for families to watch baseball games together.
“This is another promise kept and one step closer to creating a first class sports complex at Theodore Park,” said Councilman John Williams.
Earlier this year, the City of Mobile Parks Department replaced the dugout and the back stop for the smaller baseball field and is now creating a new infield for the park at no extra cost to the taxpayers. They are also inverting the larger baseball field to coincide with the park’s master plan. This will place the guests in a safer position near the concessions stand, restrooms and the parking lot.
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