Presentation on theme: "Proposal to Upgrade Helmcken-Centennial Park"— Presentation transcript:
1Proposal to Upgrade Helmcken-Centennial Park View Royal FastballProposal to UpgradeHelmcken-Centennial Park
2Introductions & Partners View Royal Fastball AssociationTriangle Athletic AssociationVictoria Fastball Club - Devils ‘A’ programSenior Women’s ‘D’ League
3View Royal Fastball – What we do We teach kids the game of Fastball and in doing so they learn:How to have fun through competitionHow to be good sportsA work ethicTo achieve goals through cooperation with team membersOur fastball program has a long standing history in the community
4View Royal Fastball – What we do We mentor & develop the youth of today to help shape the citizens of tomorrowWe promote athletic activity in all agesIn 2007, 4 VR teams made it to Provincial ChampionshipsView Royal Fastball has been part of community since the 1960’s
5Helmcken-Centennial Park – 2006-2007 Special Events Bantam ‘A’ Provincials – July 200616 teams from across the provinceSenior Women’s tourney – each JulyTeam Canada Skills Clinic – June 2007Bantam ‘C’ District Tournament – June 2007Mite Tournament – June 2007Frank Bell Memorial Slow pitch tournament –July 2007
6View Royal Fastball – What we do Fields are in use from March-OctoberAssessments & ClinicsSoftball BC – ‘B’ and ‘C’ Divisions180 Regular Season Games April-July4 Minor tournaments in 20072 Adult tournaments in 2007FallBall – ‘all Divisions’120 Games August-OctoberVictoria Devils ‘A’ Division – practices & clinics to mentor other divisionsThere are practices nearly every day fields are free April-JulyThe ‘season’ has grown from 3 to 8 months!
7View Royal Fastball – Current Situation Two fastball diamonds in need of upgradeOne diamond that is inadequate for fastballOne ‘diamond’ for Learn to PlayA batting cage & warm up areaEquipment sheds that are in need of repairAn Executive that cares, great volunteers & lots of enthusiasmIt’s a good park…but we need to invest time & money in it for the future
8What we want to doTo ‘skin’ Diamond 4 and make it a competitive fastball diamondUpgrade our 2 existing diamondsFix the sprinkler pipesFix the shedsUpgrade D4 backstop & other fencing
9Why View Royal should support this project Extra diamond will allow more games played and practices to be heldWill allow games/year more & will attract more players to the parkWith proper playing surfaces we can bring Provincials, Westerns and Canadian Championships to View Royal – with economic spin off to the cityThe park’s proximity to the highway is ideal for out of town teams to travel for tournaments. Lower mainland teams want to play on a good surfaceDiamonds will be easier to maintain at season start and throughout seasonAuthenticity – playing fastball on a grass infield is like playing hockey on a gravel road. The game needs a proper field to be played safely and correctlyDemographics in Victoria are changing as young families are being pushed into the outlying districts…this facility is neededWe want to be the park in the area where everyone wants to play.
10How we can we achieve this together? View Royal Fastball & partners will contribute financially as well as through community donations and volunteer labourTown of View Royal needs to contribute financially for the project to succeed
11Estimated Total Cost of Upgrade: $33,665 Cost EstimatesItemDiamond 4Diamond 2Diamond 1Other InfrastructureTotalsExcavation2,000$2,000Road Base1,200Irrigation2,2507503,750Infield Mix (top dress)4,8003,36011,520Backstop & Side Fencing9,295Equipment Shed Rebuild/Relocate2,900Labour & Field Layout1,5005003,00021,0454,6103,400$33,655Estimated Total Cost of Upgrade: $33,665
12Cost of Infield MixOur estimates are fiscally prudent as we are budgeting for the least expensive option that will still improve the playing surface.*$70/ ton proposed
13What We Can Contribute Organization Contribution Type Amount View Royal FastballCash$5,000View Royal Fastball & PartnersField Layout500Labour *2,500Triangle Athletic Association1,000Victoria Fastball ClubVictoria Senior Women's LeagueDon Mann ExcavatingExcavation2,000Total Cash & Contributions$13,000*Assumes 500
14Cost SharingWe are asking for $20,655 to improve our park
15Construction StepsSkin and prepare D4, including irrigation & re-setting bases and plate in Oct/Nov (This gives us three playable diamonds for spring 2008)The backstop and fence work can be done over the winter or in the early spring This phase will also include the work that Town of View Royal already has budgeted funds for:Build ‘out of play’ fences on D1;Moving the concrete barricade and out of play fence on D2. This would facilitate levelling the right field portion of D4 near the tennis courts with the material removed from D4 when we skin it.Irrigation repair and top dress D1 & D2. The irrigation repair could be done through the winter and the top dressing could be done in the spring. (This involves replacing sprinkler heads and placing heads behind home plate to allow full coverage of diamond)Relocate and rebuild of equipment shed could be done at any time.
16Construction – Steps (cont) Diamond 2Diamond 4*Grass in infield will be removed (aka ‘skinned’)Backstop will be upgraded to same strength as D1 & D2Top dressing D1 & D2 will also allow diamonds to be sloped for better drainage and will eliminate pooling
19Volunteers – Make this Work 100+ parents & ballplayers attend each annual field maintenance dayVolunteers regularly help maintain fields during the season
20Moving ForwardView Royal Fastball was fully engaged in last year’s park planning process.Diamond 1 & 2 can be top dressed in Feb/MarchDiamond 4 should be skinned now before winter arrives to minimize costs and to be ready for next seasonThis plan will revitalize our ballpark and with a better quality playing surface will attract more players and tournaments
30View RoyalD1, our best diamond after a rainy day
31Conclusion The benefits to View Royal are: An increased sport tourism profileIncreased safety and playability of fieldsInvestment in the youth of the communityWe are asking permission to proceed with Diamond upgrades ASAPWe request the town aid with funding - $20,655 for this phase