REDMOND, OR -- With work wrapping up at Sam Johnson Park, Redmond officials are turning their sights just to the south. Parks Division Manager Annie McVay says the city is applying for a grant to update Bowlby Fields, just north of Highland Avenue. "The buildings are extremely outdated; have kind of gone past their useful life expectancy. Just from the years, its esthetic standard is lacking. It’s also not ADA compliant. We’d also like to reconfigure the space a little bit to get some better access and parking into the fields."
City officials are looking for input on a preliminary design concept. McVay tells KBND News, "For the most part, we’re not going to extend the original footprint because we want to keep development in the canyon contained. We’re trying not to disturb new area, but we are going to position the fields a little better to have more of a central restroom concession stand area that serves all the fields, get some better ADA parking and drop off area."
"Little League of Redmond softball team uses the field quite a bit, and they are very excited for the opportunity for a grant," says McVay. "They’ve committed some matching funds and also a lot of their time in helping to rebuild the fields when we get to that point."
A handful of adult leagues also use the fields and players are expected to provide feedback at Wednesday's open house. That event is open to the public and begins at 5 p.m. at the Transportation Conference Room at East Antler Ave. Click HERE