Mayor Bonnette and Members of Council join representatives of the Georgetown
Slopitch League (GSL) to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first slopitch
diamond at the Trafalgar Sports Park on 17 Side Road. The diamond is the
latest community collaboration, with the Georgetown Slopitch League
contributing $100,000.00 to the total project cost of just under $ 439,000.00.
The works are being completed by DDR Landscape Contractors Limited of
Oakville, and include an unlit major ball diamond, parking, roadworks and
"This is another great example of the Town working with our local sports
community to develop new facilities within the Town" said Mayor Rick Bonnette.
"We're pleased to partner with the GSL and thank them for their role in making
this phase of the sports park a reality." Georgetown Sloptich League President
Tim Abbott added "Georgetown Slopitch League is pleased to participate in the
construction of a new baseball diamond. The $100,000 donated by members of
our league will contribute to creating a sports facility that will service current and
future baseball enthusiasts."
The Trafalgar Sports Park Master Plan approved by Council in 2002 provides for
a total of four major ball diamonds. The recent Recreation and Parks Strategic
Action Plan recommended the development of ball diamonds to accommodate
the demand for adult slo-pitch, and a potential deficit of two diamonds by 2016
based on best planning estimates.
"The development of Trafalgar Sports Park has been a challenge given the
scope of the work involved" noted Recreation and Parks Director Terry Alyman "
and we're pleased that the GSL has made such a substantial contribution in
order for the Town to be able to move forward on this phase of development."
The Town's capital forecast includes a further six phases of development at
Trafalgar Sports Park totaling close to 9 million dollars.
Works is scheduled to commence in the coming week with substantial
completion expected by the end of this August.
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BALL DIAMOND GROUNDBREAKING AT TRAFALGAR SPORTS PARK