We have a vision for the kids of east Redmond to play sports on all weather fields, close to their homes, and with your help we will finish funding and complete this project in fall 2013!
Redmond North Little League is the lead community organization in an initiative to renovate the Redmond Ridge Park into a synthetic turf field complex for all-year, all-weather athletic and youth activity use. Redmond Ridge Park sits within an extremely fast growing area with a population of approximately 30,000 in an unincorporated East King County, an area the size of Wenatchee. Because the ball fields at Redmond Ridge are currently dirt and sand, they are frequently too muddy to play on in the Northwest weather. As an example, RNLL utilizes only about 20% of its spring scheduled slots at Redmond Ridge due to weather rainouts. Consequently kids either miss practices and games, or families are required to travel 8-12 miles round trip to other City & County facilities for practices and games – wasting time, fuel, contributing to congestion and hurting the economic performance of the Redmond Ridge area. Converting these fields to turf will positively impact a large number of families, increase overall athletic participation, reduce time and travel impact on families and the environment and help the local business community at Redmond Ridge.
How can you help? Donate cash, materials or in kind services to help us close a $200,000 gap by Sept 1, 2013.
Total project cost: $1.7 million (est) for 2 fields and park improvements (we only need $200k more by Sept 1 to begin!!!!)
Project status: SHOVEL READY!!! King County passed required legislation, we’ve completed SEPA review and have building permit in hand. We are ready to finalize our capital funding and pick a construction company.
Estimated start date: Fall 2013
Field 1: Turf infield on the baseball field, est. start date Fall 2013 (fully funded!!)
Field 2: Turf multi use field (little league baseball / softball and soccer) adjacent to baseball field, est. start date Fall 2013 (subject to closing $200,000 gap through capital campaign).
BIG IMPACT FOR THE KIDS
Big baseball field: >800 games and practices per year capacity for 16U baseball teams
Multi use field: >1000 Little League and >1500 youth and adult soccer games and practices per year capacity
Kids impacted: 1000′s from Wilder, Rosa Parks, Dickinson, Alcott, Evergreen JHS, Redmond JHS, Eastlake, Eastside Catholic, The Bear Creek School, Bellevue Christian, Quest, The Overlake School and visiting programs
Businesses impacted: Redmond Ridge area businesses will greatly benefit from the estimated 80,000+ family visits per year to ‘the hill’
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We need to close a $200,000 gap by Sept 1,2013 by raising cash, in kind services and materials donations. Make a donation now by clicking the Redmond North LL logo near the top of the page on the left. Whether you can contribute $100, $1000 or $10,000 (or more!) we will recognize you under our Business and/or Family Leave a Legacy programs. Email Steve Reed at email@example.com or JD Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or schedule a consultation.