Beginning the last of week of March Collierville’s 15 baseball and softball fields will be alive with the sounds and sights of spring sports. From late March through May 29 over 1,000 youth ages 6-18 will play over 1,000 baseball, softball, T-Ball, and girls volleyball games combined. Believe it or not, just two people are the masterminds orchestrating this “Field of Dreams” puzzle of rosters and schedules. Brad Heacox and Mark Ellis seasoned veterans of the Collierville Recreational Sports Program Department put together year round recreational programming thousands of youth annually.
Spring Day Trips with Collierville Parks Adult Travel Group
As part of the programming offered through Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, the Travel Group offers different travel options throughout the entire year. This spring, there are two day trips planned to Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee (April 18) and the Canton Flea Market/Arts and Crafts Show in Canton Mississippi (May 11.)
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Parks Maintenance Crews Reach New Heights Replacing Backstops for Baseball Season
Before the chalk outlines can be laid on the baseball diamonds this spring season, the infrastructure needed to be checked to keep spectators safe in the stands. After 25 years of wear and tear, the wire backstops at the HW Cox Park baseball fields needed to be replaced. Town Parks Maintenance Crews swapped out all the backstops themselves, and kept the process completely in-house, saving the Town thousands of dollars.
Using lift trucks from the Fleet Services Division of Public Services, crews were able to safely replace the 30 foot tall backdrops, each one in about a week’s time. Three of the diamonds were completed last year, with the final field finished in mid-February. With baseball season right around the corner, the fields in Collierville will be in “tip top” condition all the way up to 30 feet.
Collierville Public Services Begins Making Spirits Bright
It may still feel a little too warm to be thinking about Christmas, but there are some Town employees already in the spirit preparing Town Square for the holiday season. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Collierville Public Services Streets and Drainage Division started the three-week process of turning the Square into a festive destination covered in 200,000 holiday lights.
Courts Resurfaced at Two Collierville Parks
The basketball courts in Nikki McCray Park, 274 Harris Park Drive, were recently resurfaced along with two tennis courts at Cox Park, 440 W Powell Road. The courts have been dried and cured, and are open for the public.