The City of San Carlos cut the ribbon today on the new batting cages at Burton Park.
The project was made possible thanks to about $215,000 provided by Premia Capital and Prince Street Partners, according to the city.
The new battling cages are located along the extension of the third base fence line at Flanagan Field. The project replaced aging batting cages, including a “decline in the integrity of the batting cage foundation. Also, adjacent tree roots had lifted the concrete, creating an unsafe playing surface, city staff said.
Stakeholder groups including Little League, Girls Softball, the Parks and Recreation Foundation of San Carlos, and funding partners reviewed designs and provided input for the cages. “Updates to the design included retractable netting inside the cages to divide the space, padded turf surface, and receptacles for use of pitching machines,” city staff said.
That’s not the end of the improvements. In late January, City Council agreed to add lighting to the bullpen area at Flanagan Field and to the batting cages at Flanagan Field and Stadium Field. The projects are budgeted for construction in the next fiscal year, which starts July 1, according to Mayor Sara McDowell.
Photos courtesy of the City of San Carlos