Improve Monroe High Ball Fields
Land was cleared for ball fields when Monroe High opened on Tester Road in 1999. Space is available for three fields. Unfortunately, at that time no funding was available. Without drainage and all-weather surfaces, students are not able to use these areas for most of the year. Young athletes travel off campus to fields in our community. Through collaboration with Monroe City Council and the county’s Tourism Board as well as proceeds from timber sales off of district land, work is able to start this spring on the smallest of the three – the fastpitch field – a field that can also be used by community groups as can the proposed fields. This proposed project will:
- Improve safety for student athletes; and
- Install drainage and lighting; and
- Add all-weather surfaces for baseball and softball fields
Estimated cost is $3.3 million. If approved, construction would begin in 2016. Design is already complete for this project.