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Prospect Park Ballfields Reopen After $1.25M Renovation

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN — Two more ballfields have finished a long-needed update in Prospect Park.

The Prospect Park Alliance announced Tuesday that Long Meadow Ball Fields “4” and “5” have reopened following a $1.25-million renovation. The fields are the latest of the park’s seven baseball fields to get a facelift as part of a years-long project to update the Long Meadow play spaces.

The renovation to ballfields four and five was funded by Council Member Brad Lander.

“I’m so glad that the restoration of the Long Meadow Ballfields 4 + 5 is complete in time for ball players to enjoy them this fall,” Lander said. “Our parks and play areas are a critical resource, especially during this pandemic, to keep our communities happy, healthy, and connected.”

The update to the ballfields included reseeding the turf, adding new clay infields and improving draining. The fields also got new pathways, benches, storage bins and shaded dugouts, according to the Alliance.

The renovation of fields four and five comes three years after fields six and seven got a similar update. Next up in the pipeline will be fields two and three, the Alliance said.

The ballfields are found at the southern end of the park in Long Meadow, the largest stretch of unbroken meadow in any U.S. city park.

“These fields are a destination for thousands of Brooklynites each season for baseball, softball, soccer and flag football,” Prospect Park Alliance President Sue Donoghue said. “Particularly during these times, we are committed to providing welcoming and accessible green space for our community.”

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See the results of a $4.5M renovation project at Plano’s Carpenter Park Athletic Complex

A $4.5 million renovation project installing four new artificial turf playing fields at the Carpenter Park Athletic Complex in Plano is now complete. The fields can host games and practices for sports including football, soccer, lacrosse and rugby, among other activities.

The project was funded through a $15.5 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2017.

Strong interest and wear and tear on the fields led to the renovation project at Carpenter Park, according to a video report produced by the city.

“Over the years, it’s gone from a two-season to basically almost a year-round season…And you just can’t play on a natural turf that much without just wearing it to the nub and worse,” Kevin Murray, assistant parks superintendent, said in the video.

Traffic passes a polling place sign outside a Collin County Early Voting Location at Carpenter Park Recreation Center on Monday, June 29, 2020, in Plano. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

The Carpenter Park project also added new security fencing and an additional trail that makes a loop around the entire park. Two new restroom buildings, additional parking, new field lights and poles, and new irrigation were also installed. Other amenities include more trees and a decorative fence along Denham Way.

During construction, the project was temporarily stalled when crews found a red-tailed hawk nest on top of a light pole, according to the city. Crews had to work around the pole until the baby hawks were old enough to fly away.

The expected lifespan of the fields is 7 to 10 years, according to the city.

Other upcoming projects include the installation of two new athletic fields at Russell Creek Park.

Information about reserving an athletic field and policies for their use is available on the city’s athletics page.

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Bohnett Park to Close for Renovation, Storm Water Treatment Project | Local News

October 12, 2020
| 12:10 p.m.

Bohnett Park in Santa Barbara is scheduled to close beginning Thursday, Oct. 15 for construction of a park improvement and storm water treatment project.

The park improvement project, developed with extensive community input, includes the installation of new turf and landscaping, irrigation, picnic tables along Old Mission Creek, barbecue grills, trash and coal receptacles, accessible park entrance and walkways, and new streetscape fencing.

“Bohnett Park is a key recreational area for the Westside,” said Parks and Recreation director Jill Zachary. “We are pleased to be moving forward with a project that will make the park more usable for all.”

The storm water improvement portion of the project includes the installation of underground gravel filled chambers that will capture, treat and infiltrate storm water runoff from the neighborhood surrounding Bohnett Park.

Retaining the storm water on site and allowing it to slowly infiltrate into the ground will help improve water quality in Old Mission Creek.

Civic Construction Associates be doing the construction work, which is expected to take about three months. Work will take place 7 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. The upper park area along San Andres Street will remain open during construction.

The project is funded by a Community Development Block Grant, the city of Santa Barbara General Fund, and by hotel visitors through Measure B.
 
For more information on park improvements, contact Keven Strasburg, 805-897-1906 or [email protected] For more on the storm water project, contact George Johnson, 805) 897-1958 or [email protected]
 

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Alford Homes offers new residence in University Park

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is Alford Homes’ newest modern residence with Southern influences at 3700 Bryn Mawr Drive in University Park.

Currently under construction on a 70-by-160-foot lot, this luxury custom home has approximately 6,279 square feet of living space, two stories, five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. It will be held open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 11.

Steel front doors, wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern finishes and a self-contained wine room. The first-floor primary bedroom suite includes dual closets with built-ins.

A steel front door opens to a two-story entry with a wrought-iron staircase. Amenities include wood flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern finishes and a self-contained wine room. The spacious family room has a reclaimed wood timber ceiling and a sliding door that opens to the backyard.

The first floor also offers a study with an office nook, a “white and bright” kitchen with an island and commercial-grade appliances and a utility room with access to the primary bedroom closet.

The second floor provides four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a utility room, a loft, a large exercise room, a game room and an attic with storage space. The backyard features a large covered outdoor living area with built-in heaters and motorized retractable screens. There is also a two-car garage.

This residence is priced at $3,925,000 and should be available this fall, said a company spokesperson.

Alford Homes also builds luxury custom designs in Highland Park, Preston Hollow and Old Preston Hollow. A time-honored custom builder with over 39 years of experience, Alford Homes is a Dallas Builders Association ARC award winner and has been named a D Magazine “Best Builder” for 15 years in a row and Living Magazine’s “Best Builder” for the Park Cities. Builder Greg Alford is a member of

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Single-family and twin-villa homes at Meadowbrook Park await your presence

Twin-villa and single-family homes await in The Parkside and The Reserve at Meadowbrook Park, an inviting Prairie Village community surrounded by the 80+ acre Meadowbrook Park and steps away from a restaurant, café and more.

Twin-villa and single-family homes await in The Parkside and The Reserve at Meadowbrook Park, an inviting Prairie Village community surrounded by the 80+ acre Meadowbrook Park and steps away from a restaurant, café and more.

Soon, Meadowbrook Park’s gently rolling 80+ acres will be dotted with brilliant splashes of fall color. And residents of The Parkside and The Reserve at Meadowbrook Park have front-row seats to the seasonal show, thanks to beautifully designed and built twin-villa and single-family homes that make the picturesque surroundings part of the community’s lifestyle experience with an 80+-acre park and restaurant access just steps away.

In both The Parkside and The Reserve, a new style of villa living has delighted homeowners that fall in love with the soaring ceilings, light-filled interiors and sophisticated finishes.

“The twin villas of Meadowbrook Park are one-of-a-kind,” said Sheri Dyer, who markets Meadowbrook Park’s villa homes with Sharon Barry for ReeceNichols. “There’s nothing else in Kansas City like them.”

Meadowbrook Park’s villa homes are exclusively built by Tom French Construction. Prospective buyers can choose from four floor plans, including ranch, reverse 1½-story and 1 1/2-story layouts. Homes range from approximately 2,000 to 5,000 square feet, depending on the floor plan and finish options. All Meadowbrook Park floor plans offer first-floor master suites and main-floor living. Prices start in the $900,000s.

Each modern, open floor plan is highlighted by thoughtful features, including main-floor hardwoods, high ceilings, large pantries, built-in wet bar and an option to select zero-entry showers. Meadowbrook Park villa homes also include rear-loaded garages, which Sheri and Sharon agree is a newer concept for Kansas City that further enhances the aesthetic of the community.

Eighteen lots with build options are available, including five speculative homes that can be purchased now with occupancy ranging from early summer 2021

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