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Work is underway at Vision Park on the Trans Mountain Rebuild/Revitalization Project.
Unfortunately, when the original plan went to tender, costs came in significantly higher than expected due to increasing material and construction costs. In collaboration with user groups, plans were downsized, and the contract was awarded to local contractor, Johnson and Herbert Construction. Working with the contractor, we were able to find ways to make the project viable.
The project will include rebuilding 5 diamonds at the northeast end of Vision Park, which includes:
- Landscaping to improve drainage in the lower areas of Vision Park.
- Construction of two 300-foot diamonds suitable for Slo-Pitch and Baseball.
- Rebuilding of three diamonds to level the landscape, improve drainage, and upgrade fencing.
Once this work is complete, Vision Park will have 16 operational diamonds, which more than accommodates the needs of Edson Mixed Slo-Pitch and Edson Minor Ball. A park of this size will also attract ball tournaments to the community.
Work started on September 19, 2022 and is anticipated to continue until August 2023. Grass seed takes a minimum of two full years to grow and establish itself so we anticipate the new ball diamonds will not be operational until the spring 2025.
For more details and further background on this project, visit our construction project website at www.edson.ca/construction.
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