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Posted on: April 22, 2022

$1 million grant award celebrated at Fairview Park

$1 million grant celebration speakers cheering in pavilion

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources visited Fairview Park on April 21, 2022, to celebrate South Fayette Township's $1 million grant award for a ball field complex to be built on the Mayview site. Project construction is expected to start in early 2023.

Pictured:

Lauren Imgrund, center, the Deputy Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, joined South Fayette commissioners, staff, Parks and Recreation Board members and other community members to celebrate the township's $1 million grant award for new ball fields in Fairview Park.

From left are Township Manager John M. Barrett, Bryan Churilla of engineering firm Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc. (HRG), PA State Rep. Jason Ortitay, Ms. Imgrund, State Sen. Devlin Robinson, township Parks and Recreation Director Paula Willis, Township Commissioner Keith Dernosek, South Fayette Baseball and Softball Association board member Jerry McElligott, and 10-year-old baseball player Bryson Ackermann.

About the Project:

The ball field complex project is 86 percent funded, thanks to $1 million from Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, $25,000 from a T-Mobile Hometown Grant, a contribution from the South Fayette Baseball and Softball Association and other funding sources.

The ball field complex includes construction of three ball fields with artificial-turf infields, dugouts, bleacher sections, lighting, a batting cage and ADA-accessible walking paths.

The fields will be used for multiple recreation activities, such as baseball, softball and cricket. The facility will provide safe playing conditions, increase field availability and create a welcoming community park hub on the Mayview site expansion of Fairview Park.

Other nearby projects on the Mayview site will include a splash pad, a wooded dog park and a pavilion.

ball fields plan

Photo: DCNR visits South Fayette
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