At their June meeting, the Tracy City Council approved the design for a proposed community park. Brandon Parsons, with the Tracy City Baseball Softball Organization presented the design for a Baseball and Softball Community Park to be built near Tracy City Elementary School at the old fairgrounds field.
“We have been working with the community for over six years to strengthen our local program in regards to player participation, skill level, and many other aspects,” stated Parsons. “We received our 501(c) (3) non-profit status in 2015, and since then, we have been awarded several grants for improvements and renovations to the Fritz Flury Field.
“We are currently working on grants to build this incredible park for all of the children of our great little community. There are so many people and local businesses that have helped this project and continue to support us along the way to which we are extremely grateful. Despite our small town’s small budget, we always have wonderful people that are willing to help, especially when it comes to bettering our community for our kids.
“We know that such a project will not be easy, it will not be cheap, and it will not happen overnight, but we believe that it will happen. The Tracy City Baseball and Softball Community Park will succeed because it’s important for the children of this community.”
Parsons sees the new project benefiting future generations of the local community.
“If there is one reason, one idea, one dream that the entire community can come together and support it’s creating something great for their children, grandchildren, all of the children of the community and future generations to enjoy. It’s time that we stand together, unified with one common goal. It’s time we put away all doubts and excuses and work together to build something great from our community.”
The next step for the organization is to secure funding for the park, after which they will return to the City Council and request to move forward with the project.