Community breaks ground on Zenoff Park project
For the City Times
STEVENS POINT – On Sept. 4, the Stevens Point community broke ground on a project at Zenoff Park.
Through a public-private partnership, Zenoff Park, located on Second Street North behind the Moose Family Center in Stevens Point, will have synthetic turf infields installed.
The ball field complex at Zenoff Park currently consists of three dirt infield surfaces which will be removed and replaced with synthetic turf surfaces.
President of the Stevens Point Softball Association (SPSA), Matt Disher, said “This turf project will be an outstanding addition to an already great facility. This is another example of the SPSA’s mission to provide top quality programs and facilities for both youth and adult softball and baseball programs.”
Project Manager Ross Rettler, of Rettler Corporation, said “The team and partnership between SPSA, The City of Stevens Point and Rettler Corporation began planning this project back in May of 2016. Breaking ground on this project is a testament to all of the hard work and persistence that went into making this project a reality for our community. It will be exciting to see all the opportunities that the synthetic surface will provide for varying levels of play for many years to come.”
The City of Stevens Point owns and maintains Zenoff Park in partnership with the Stevens Point Softball Association who organizes and coordinates the day to day operations. Adult and youth leagues and tournaments play within this complex and the unique partnership has been incredibly beneficial for the City and community. The turf infields will allow play to begin earlier in the spring and nearly eliminate the threat of rain causing cancellations due to field conditions.