Monday, October 17, 2011

Improvements Slated for Lamar Park

The City of Milton Common Council recently approved improvements to take place at Lamar Park on the City’s Westside to the baseball diamond fencing and infields through a partnership between the Milton Thunder Baseball Association and the School District of Milton. The work started on the fields this week.

The Parks & Recreation Commission and Common Council approved the use of funds from the Parkland Dedication Fund. Other funding partners in the renovation effort included the School District of Milton who donated $5,000 to the project, and the Milton Thunder Baseball Association donated $2,000. The Milton Thunder Baseball Association has also indicated a commitment to donate dugouts for the renovated fields.

The development of the Lamar Park baseball diamonds is a strategic objective to make the fields playable. Additional and/or larger baseball tournaments could be hosted at Lamar Park when the field renovations are complete.

The Parkland Dedication Fund is funded through dollars received when residential developments were established in Milton.

For additional information contact City Administrator Jerry Schuetz at 608-868-6900 ext. 4 or by e-mail at