WAVERLY, Iowa (KWWL) – After two years of planning and construction, Cedar River Park in Waverly is almost finished. However, the city and the ball field working group continue to fundraise for phase 3 of the project.
In addition to waiting for all the grass to grow in it, buildings and structures must be constructed in the stadium:
Having been able to raise $ 1 million so far, Baseball Field Task Force Chairman Jeremy Langner is encouraging people to help reach their goal.
“We’re at $ 1 million, our goal is $ 1.2 million, so we’re asking people to go to the Cedar River Park website, www.cedarriverpark.com“Langner said,” you can donate through the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa and be part of a big project. “
The stadium has eight baseball fields, designed for baseball and softball tournaments. In addition to having typical fields, the park also includes an all-inclusive baseball field called “Miracle League Field”.
Knowing they are close to their fundraising goal, Waverly Recreation Services Director Garret Riordan hopes people can see how the stadium can benefit the city.
âJust to see that the kids have a great place to play, to be able to have tournaments here,â said Riordan, âit’s going to attract people from all over, we’re going to end up with one of the nicest facilities. in Iowa for a while. “
On Saturday, October 23, Cedar River Park was able to host a small pickup match on the Miracle League field.
If the city and ball field task force can raise funds soon and the grass grows fully, the goal is to host tournaments in the summer of 2022.
To donate to phase 3 of the project, CLICK HERE.