|Serra Little League News
artificial turf being installed in Serra Park batting cages
is nearing completion on the installation of artificial turf in the Serra
batting cages at Serra Park. The Serrra Little League Board of Directors
approved this capital improvement in order to provide an update to the batting
facility, which was in dire need of update.
The new turf eliminates the
dusty gravel base, which could not be used after rain. ALong with the turf, new
batting box pads and backstop targets have been installed.
volunteers, led by the head of Serra Facilities Craig Maloney, have spent the
better part of week grading the surface, and then installing it.
not complete, so the cages will remain closed until work is finished. The
installation of the turf required gluing the seems, which will take time to
Once the turf project is completed, cage access is available to
teams through a reservation system maintained by Serra team managers.
The following rules will be enforced in the cages:
- No food
allowed in the cages (including gum and candy)
- No sunflower seeds allowed
in the cages
- While not allowed by Little League Baseball anyway, players
should not wear metal spikes in the cages
- All teams utilizing the batting
cages are required to make sure that all equipment is put away after use.
Pitching machines need to be stowed in the metal lock boxes after use
Coaches must ensure that players do not dig their cleats in the turf
- Keep the batting cages clean!
Rule violations may result
in the loss of access to the batting cages.
Work is not expected to be
complete until March 1st. Coaches must refrain from using the facility until
all turf installation work is complete.
|Serra volunteers work
to install the new turf