Stroudsburg partnership enables upgrade to athletic fields

June 27, 2018 by  

Lawmakers from the state of Pennsylvania, local athletes, and the president of East Stroudsburg University, Marcia Welsh, recently broke ground at Creekview Park as part of a project to upgrade athletic field in the township.

The work that is to be done includes putting artificial turf on the softball and athletic fields and bringing up to standards the ESSA & Hughes Field Complex.

A partnership between East Stroudsburg University and the Stroudsburg Little League was announced in 2016. The township leases the athletic facilities on a long-term basis.

The result of the project will enable the Warrior teams from the University to alternate use of the field with the Little League. The current fields on the college campus, which are over 40 years old, will be abandoned.

The $1.8m needed to pay for the project was raised from a campaign by the East Stroudsburg University Foundation. New batting cages, bullpen mounds, a safety net for foul balls, and permanent bleachers are some of the planned improvements.

Construction was originally scheduled to begin last fall but was delayed due to the extended development and planning process. It is now expected to begin sometime next month.

Poster printing companies might be used to create posters with more details about such projects, and how they will benefit the community.