Renewed batting cage for Fireman’s Park

Community comes together to refurbish batting cages for young baseball and softball players

Coho Concrete staff pump concrete for the new batting cages at Fireman’s Park in Oak Bay.

Young ball players will enjoy refurbished practice facilities  next season at Oak Bay’s Fireman’s Park.

Good weather allowed for site preparation and the pouring of new concrete work for the park’s batting cage last week.

“The project is the culmination of six month’s planning between Carnarvon Ball Club and Flintstones Masonry and Home Improvement and will hugely benefit the park and its users,” says Maureen Cain, director of sponsorship and fundraising for Carnarvon Ball Club.

“Fireman’s Park is used almost daily from April through September by our softball and junior baseball teams and we could not have undertaken this project without the generosity of our sponsors.”

Flintstones Masonry and Home Improvement and Butler Brothers were vital partners, with Butler Brothers providing concrete and Flintstones providing project management, site preparation, pour preparation, materials transportation and site clean-up.

The companies donated labour and materials to refurbish the batting cage, Cain said.

Also helping with the project were Coho Concrete Pumping Ltd., HL Disposal, AAA Rebar, Thorburn Concrete Solutions, Lehigh Hanson, Kiwi Electrical and Brentwood Excavating.

“Flintstones’ Paul Stapleton has been very good to work with and accommodating,” said Carnarvon’s  facilities manager Dwayne Melanson.

“He has a very ‘can do’ attitude which is refreshing. Having worked in the industry for decades, it’s very nice to see.”

 

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