Good news. The Hollywood Community Park will get a new soccer field.

About a year ago, the community asked the P.G. Parks at a community meeting, that they would like a soccer field and a cricket field for younger children. The NCPCA sent a letter to the Parks with a few recommendations, which the City supported in a separate letter. Park officials met with the residents a few times and staked out the area to see what would fit and now staff should be removing the baseball backstop and players fences to make room for one end of the rectangle field. They will be painting soccer lines come soccer season. They will install one permanent goal and one portable goal so multiple sports can use the field.

Park officials do not anticipate a high level of permits for this field. This field should be ready to play in this spring season.

Please see a schematic of approximately the perimeter of the soccer field. As can be seen in the diagram, a rarely used softball field will be converted into a youth practice field for soccer. Weather permitting, we will lay down some grass seed in the infield area.

At this time, Park officials do not intend to add bleachers or benches. Use for a youth cricket area will require a wide open area and any additional “equipment” may interfere with this activity.

This project is being completed with the area annual operational maintenance funds.

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