Construction of a building to house handicapped accessible restroom facilities, a concessions stand, and covered patio is underway at the Goessel’s city ball diamonds north of town.
“We are all very excited about this project and hope it will allow us to do more things out there,” Goessel Recreation Commission president Chad Lindeman said. “I envision tournaments, family gatherings, and of course, more softball, baseball, and little league games.”
A concrete slab measuring 18.8 feet by 24 feet undergirds a block brick building that will be 24 feet by 36 feet when completed. A 28 feet by 40 feet roof will cover the entire structure.
Estimated cost for the project was $50,000. The city of Goessel funded almost half through a grant and the recreation commission plans to pay for the rest, including picnic tables for the covered patio.
“We have been setting aside money for this for a number of years,” Lindeman said.
The project was scheduled for completion by Memorial Day weekend, but finish dates have been pushed back to middle of June.
“With our first games starting out there on May 29, we are looking forward to getting this done as soon as possible,” Lindeman said.