Adaptive Ball Fields
at Makino Park Fundraising
The Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation is excited about their newest project, the Adaptive Ball Fields at Makino Park. With the help of the City of Mason, as well as Mason Challenger League, the foundation is raising funds for the construction of three accessible fields for our community members with disabilities.
The fields will allow boys and girls with disabilities play baseball on fields with surfaces that allow athletes with mobility issues to easily navigate, dugouts that allow all teammates to gather, accessible restrooms, paved pathways to and from the fields, and so much more. Not only will athletes be able to play uninhibited but the fields will allow their parents to kick back and enjoy a game of baseball knowing their children are safe.
While the project’s initial list of must haves includes everything needed to play ball, a wish list to make the fields feel even more real includes
- announcer booth to bring more fun and excitement to the games
- a scoreboard
- lights for nighttime games
Construction costs for the Adaptive Ball Fields at Makino Park are anticipated to be $1.8 million which includes a Private Capital Goal of $1.1 million. The baseline budget includes field construction, accessible dugouts, accessible fencing, sidewalks, and landscaping.
Additional funding above and beyond the baseline budget would allow the wish list items to be added.
The Foundation wants to knock it out of the park by raising funds towards this incredible community initiative. Making this project a reality is easy with the help of the community. Donations can be made through the Foundation’s website
The Foundation would like to say a huge thank you to those companies and individuals who have already donated to get the projected started. Click here to learn who they are.