Edmond residents will soon be able to enjoy new adult softball fields, thanks to approved funding by the city council sfor a community park.
The northeast corner of Post Road and State Highway 66 is the proposed site for the softball fields. Edmond City Council said that this will be the fourth community park in that area, and it will be named Edmond Route 66 Park and given a Route 66 theme.
The plan was actually set years ago, but delays occurred and pushed back the request. City Council will be adding $1.6 million to the original budget request to cover additional construction costs. Previously, the budget was set at $4.2 million with $600,000 having already been spent on design work. Now, it is being increased to $5.2 million to include four adult softball fields.
The added funds for the construction of the new community park will be taken from sales tax revenue, which was approved by voters in 2000. Part of the sales tax money will be used on capital improvement projects of which the softball park is one.