SAN LEANDRO -- A baseball field at Stenzel Park is getting a $21,000 remodel and upgrade compliments of the Oakland A's and PG&E, city officials said.
The field, used by the Washington Manor Baseball Little League, is getting new irrigation, sod, bases, pitcher and catcher mounds and professional grade, or Candlestick, infield dirt mix. A new windscreen will also be added to the team areas.
The work will be completed by nonprofit The Good Tidings Foundation of San Francisco during the next one to two weeks. The baseball field receiving the renovation will remain closed for an additional six weeks to ensure the sod is secure, city officials said.
Two other baseball fields at Stenzel Park will remain open on Wicks Boulevard across from the Marina Community Center, officials said.
"Generations of San Leandro children have grown up playing baseball in our parks, having a fun, positive experience, making new friends, and learning lifelong lessons in teamwork and fair play," Mayor Stephen Cassidy said in a statement. "We are grateful to the A's and PG&E for their support in keeping our playing fields in top condition."
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