News Release - City Officials and State Senator Robach Cut Ribbon on Baseball Field Upgrades

City of Rochester

 News Release

(Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017) – City of Rochester Department of Environmental Services Commissioner Norman Jones, Department of Recreation and Youth Services Commissioner Marisol O. Ramos-Lopez and City Council member Molly Clifford joined New York State Senator Joseph Robach at a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of more than $1 million worth of improvements to City baseball facilities at the Ontario Beach Park baseball fields on Hincher St., Baden Park, at 525 Upper Falls Blvd. and at the Frederick Douglass R-Center, 999 South Ave.

“These upgrades to our baseball fields are something Rochester area Little League teams, and the community as a whole, can be proud of,” said Mayor Lovely A. Warren. “They are a example of our ongoing commitment to ensuring city youth have ready access to safe and up-to-date recreational facilities. Quality of life investments like these are an essential part of our efforts to create safer more vibrant neighborhoods, more jobs and better educational opportunities for our citizens.”

Upgrades include the construction of a new concession space at Baden Park, a new concession space and picnic area at the Ontario Beach Park baseball fields and new lighting at the Frederick Douglas R-Center baseball fields.

The combined $1,072,000 project was funded by the City of Rochester, New York State and Monroe County using City of Rochester cash capitol funds, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York grants and Community Development Block Grant sources.


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