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City Partners with Crosstown Baseball & Community in Efforts to Renovate Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex

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COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department has partnered with Crosstown Baseball to improve the baseball fields at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex, providing citizens with enhanced playing conditions.

Thanks to the partnership with Crosstown Baseball, community collaboration and a very generous donation from the Reds Community Fund, baseball fields 3, 4 and 5 have received new infield dirt.

Other improvements include new poly cap fence guarding for each of the fields. Field 5 was recently completed and installation has begun on the remaining fields. Additionally, volunteers generously donated their time to repaint each of the dugouts.

Crosstown Baseball President Dave Epplen stated, “These renovations have been a real collaborative team effort. Thanks to the City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department, the Reds Community Fund and the overall community support, the field conditions have greatly improved.

“The priority is to let the kids play baseball. These improvements really mean a lot to the community and the children. Crosstown Baseball is happy to have the opportunity to organize leagues for families and kids to enjoy.”

Crosstown Baseball manages the scheduling and coordination of the baseball and softball leagues and tournaments that take place at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex and various other fields throughout Northern Kentucky and Ohio.

In addition to the Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex, the City recently partnered with Crosstown Baseball to schedule Austinburg and Randolph ballfields.

Crosstown Baseball works closely with the community and local organizations to create affordable baseball and softball league opportunities for the area’s youth.

Crosstown Baseball Manager & Coach Todd Reams stated, “The kids are really excited about these changes and continue to show their appreciation. We encourage the community to come and check out the new fields and to join us for upcoming tournaments.”

Coming soon, the 2017 All Star Game is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 10 featuring Crosstown Baseball All Stars versus the Cincinnati Knothole All Stars.

Mayor Joseph U. Meyer stated, “The City is very grateful for this partnership and thanks Crosstown Baseball for their collaboration and services provided for Covington youth.”

As part of the City’s capital project plans, the Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department will continue working on additional renovations to the complex, including improvements to the grass conditions and new dugout roofs.

Located at 4305 Decoursey Avenue in Latonia, Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex continues to improve, receiving renovations to its waterpark last year. The City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department filled in the cracks and refinished the water slides, additionally replacing the teacup and mushroom water features.

Covington Recreation & Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Brad Schwenke stated, “There’s been a lot of hard work put into these renovations. We’re very happy with the results and look forward to future improvements.”

Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex features a wide variety of activities and sports programs, including five lighted softball and baseball fields, two soccer fields, bleachers for spectators, a picnic shelter, restrooms, playground and zero-depth waterpark open to residents and visitors from June to August. The park also offers a paved walking trail around the ball fields.

Baseball fields are open to the public when not in use by a league.

For those interested in joining a league or scheduling a field at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex, please contact Crosstown Baseball. To learn more, click here