Grapevine City Council approves purchases for Oak Grove Softball Complex renovations

This rendering shows the concept design of the Oak Grove Softball Complex.

This rendering shows the concept design of the Oak Grove Softball Complex.

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The Oak Grove Softball Complex in Grapevine will soon have a different look.

At the Feb. 6 Grapevine City Council meeting, council approved an agreement with DENCO Construction Specialists for renovations to the softball fields at Oak Grove Park. The city plans to pay for these improvements from the city's Quality of Life fund for an amount not to exceed $6,773,876 million.

Grapevine Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Mitchell told the council that the renovation was part of the approved master plan for the park and that the updates would mirror the changes that were made to the Oak Grove Baseball Complex in 2009.

The project will add a fourth grass field to the complex, upgrade the concession stand area and restroom facility to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act standards and Architectural Barriers Texas Accessibility Standards, add a playground, connect the trails system to the boat ramp and provide a dedicated restroom for the boat ramp.

In separate items that were part of the same presentation, Mitchell had the council consider shade and roof structures and columns for the seating at the softball complex, as well as a concrete restroom to match the facilities at the Oak Grove Baseball Complex. These items were approved for $536,031 and $54,850, respectively, and are also being funded with Quality of Life funds.

The renovations are expected to be complete in time for the spring 2019 season.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



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