Stanton improves parks

By Daily News • Last Updated 6:07 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2011

This tennis court was recently received a new surface and striping at a cost of $12,400.

STANTON —  City officials recently completed more than $30,000 in renovations to basketball courts, tennis courts and baseball fields in Stanton’s parks.
A new surface and striping have been installed on the basketball courts at a cost of $3,700. The surface, which was not playable before, is now usable.
The tennis courts were repaired, resurfaced and striped at a cost of $12,400. The courts also were unusable before the restoration project began.
The baseball fields had drainage issues for years, making them almost unusable due to swamp-like conditions in the outfields. They have been repaired with new drain tiles run throughout the fields to reroute water to the drainage ditch.
New chain link backstops and a fence around the fields will be installed. The total cost for the project when completed will be $14,000.
“We believe that Stanton is one of the greatest places to live, work and raise a strong family because of our safe streets, gorgeous downtown, great schools and now vibrant parks and recreation opportunities,” said City Manager James Freed.
He pointed out that the projects won’t result in any tax increases and the city didn’t need any loans to pay for the projects.
“We saved up and paid in cash for these improvements,” Freed said.

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