Groundbreaking ceremonies are scheduled at noon on Saturday, Jan. 30, for the Fairfax County Park Authority’s renovation of the baseball fields at McNaughton Park, 5320 Pole Road, in Alexandria. The public is invited to these brief ceremonies featuring local officials, members of the Park Authority Board and the athletic community.
This Fairfax County park has been home to the Woodlawn Little League (WLL) since the 1960s, and the baseball complex is being upgraded to meet current athletic field standards. Work will include the demolition of the four existing fields and facilities, site re-grading and construction of four new lighted and irrigated diamond fields – a 90-foot diamond, one 60/70-foot diamond with a grass infield, one 60/70 diamond with a skinned infield and one 60-foot diamond with a skinned infield. Amenities will include covered dugouts, bullpens, batting cages, bleachers and fencing. A 173-space parking lot will also be added.
Utility connections will also be provided for future restrooms and a concession stand. This will allow for a Park Authority partnership with WLL for construction of these additional facilities when funding becomes available.
Work is expected to be completed by December 2016 with the fields reopening for play in April 2017.