Public hearing slated for improvements to Oak Grove Park Complex in Grapevine

Posted Monday, Oct. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Oak Grove Park Complex is considered one of the city’s premier outdoor recreation facilities with its Grapevine Lake backdrop, state-of-the-art playground and one-of-a-kind public art.

But updates may be needed.

Lighting improvements in the soccer and softball fields will be discussed at a public meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Bessie Mitchell House at 411 Ball St.

The 45-year-old ballpark was renovated five years ago and the entire complex is irrigated with raw water from Grapevine Lake.

Oak Grove Park sits on 40 acres along the southern shores of the lake. It is the largest park on the lake and includes a marina, restaurant, three boat ramps, running trails and picnic and play areas.

The complex includes nine fields for baseball and softball, a restroom/concession building with tournament office space, an umpire changing room, storage space, a separate maintenance building and compound, parking lots, a playground, batting cages, a pedestrian food court plaza with a stage, covered terraced bleacher seating, picnic tables, open seating areas, native sandstone throughout, net backstops, wireless scoreboards and scorers tables, dugouts and bullpens.

The fields at the complex average 550 hours of play per year. Fields are open for play 10 months of the year. A lightning prediction system protects patrons from possible lightning storms.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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