Make Our Park Safe

Northwest Little League is leading a community effort to raise funds to build a protective fence at Friendship Park (“Turtle Park”)

UpdatedWednesday February 12, 2020 byPaul McKay.

Northwest Little League is leading a community effort to raise funds to build a protective fence at Friendship Park (“Turtle Park”) through a partnership with the city government. Today, we are asking for your support.

During most weekends at Friendship Park, you will hear the familiar sounds of a Northwest Little League baseball game and children playing on the playground. But several times during every game, the crack of the bat is followed by spectators’ worried yells of “heads up, heads up!” Friendship Field 4, the field used by the oldest ballplayers, is right next to the new playground. Foul balls flying out of play often land directly in the playground. Luckily, no one has yet been hurt by these foul balls. We do not want to wait until tragedy strikes to ensure the safety of the kids on the playground, their parents, and spectators to the baseball games.

Our goal is to complete the construction of a protective fence for this spring season. To do this, we need your help. We are asking that parents of current and past ballplayers make a tax-deductible donation at https://www.makeourparksafe.org/donate. On this website, you will find additional information about the project, including answers to FAQs as well as an area to send in additional questions. We will continue to update the community on this project.

 


 

NWLL is lucky to have parent volunteer, Brian Gore, leading the project management of the designing, planning and implementation of the project. We are also very grateful to the individuals and organizations who made donations to seed this campaign such as the civil engineering and survey work that is happening this week. Thank you to Friends of Friendship "Turtle" Park, Kropf Moseley PLLC, and the Koopersmith and Rosand families.