League and city officials are expected to be there for the event. A ribbon will be cut during the opening ceremony.
“The fields are beautiful, and the final touch-ups are being made this week,” said city parks coordinator John Longoria.
The city has hired a new employee to the maintenance team that will be in charge of keeping up the new facilities. In addition, the city will be hiring vendors to help maintain the complex.
“We heard the community loud and clear that maintenance is important,” Longoria said. The consultant also reported on a new user agreement being prepared for the league leaders during Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting.
“If you enter VMP from the east entrance, I hope you will notice that there are no overhead wires,” Longoria said. “We had not planned on including this in the project, but the mayor (Santiago “Jimbo” Martinez) made an important point that, by doing so now, the city would once against be eligible to apply for Texas Parks and Wildlife grants.”
Longoria reported that work is continuing on other projects. The city has scheduled a “Saturday in the Park” event for April 21 with the Beeville Garden Club at Flournoy Park. The gardening organization has taken the lead in developing the greenery that will create a butterfly garden at Flournoy Park. The group also intends to plant several trees at the location.
“If you’re free that morning, come out and join them,” Longoria said. “But be ready to get dirty.”
Work also is progressing on the men’s softball facilities and on the youth football fields at Veterans Park.
Also, work should be starting soon on the skate park designed for Flournoy Park.
Longoria is hoping for a good turnout Saturday at the Little League Complex. He is inviting all who attend to take a tour of the facilities.
“We hope you are proud,” Longoria said.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.