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 start this project in fall 2013 and finish in time for the 2014 season!
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 kids in the area to play on in any weather, all year around.
Redmond Ridge Park is the only park of its kind serving an estimated 30,000 people in fast growing East King County! Because the ball fields at Redmond Ridge are currently dirt and sand, they are frequently too muddy to play on in the Northwest weather. 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? We need to raise another $100,000 by Oct 31 to fund kid and family friendly above ground amenities like a snack shack and much more!
We plan to break ground in early Octoberand finish in the winter. The large baseball diamond will have its dirt infield replaced with turf. The dirt soccer field will be replaced with turf, have dugouts and backstops added to diagonal corners, and be striped for both soccer and 2 Little League diamonds. This is an exciting project for our kids and will give them the ability to play many sports in any weather, virtually year round!
Estimated start date: Fall 2013
BIG IMPACT FOR THE KIDS
Between the big baseball field (Jackson Roos Memorial Field) and the turf multi use field, 1000s of games and practices will be held at Redmond Ridge Park!
Kids impacted: 1000’s from Wilder, Rosa Parks, Dickinson, Alcott, Evergreen JHS, Redmond JHS, Eastlake, Sammamish, Eastside Catholic, The Bear Creek School, Bellevue Christian, Quest, The Overlake School, Snoqualmie Valley schools and visiting programs.
Businesses impacted: Redmond Ridge area businesses will greatly benefit from the estimated 70,000+ family visits per year to ‘the hill’
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We need to close a $100,000 gap by Oct 31,2013 by raising cash, in kind services and materials donations to fund above ground amenities. Make a donation now by clicking the Donate Now button near the top of the page. 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. Contact JD Klein at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or schedule a consultation.