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Carlyle Lions Park receives ball diamond upgrades

Refurbishments will reduce the risk of injury and ensure truer bounces and a higher quality of play.
J & J Trucking of Arcola utilizing their land leveler on diamond No. 6 at Carlyle Lions Park.

CARLYLE - Carlyle Minor Ball, in conjunction with the Carlyle District Lions Club, has been undergoing renovations to its ball diamonds.

J & J Trucking of Arcola has been contracted to remove the existing surfaces on all six interior diamonds and reapplying a smoother and more dependable product to each. Using state of the art laser levelling, all surfaces will be professionally refurbished reducing the risk of injury and ensuring truer bounces and a higher quality of play.

“On behalf of our organization, it has been quite exciting to see a project move from a conversation and vision of a few people to being executed in an efficient and collaborative manner,” said Carlyle Minor Ball treasurer Brandy East. “With our registrations up due to participation from surrounding communities, the need for another usable diamond and improvements to our existing diamonds became very evident in 2022.

Minor ball has successfully fundraised the past few years and with additional financial assistance from the local Lions Club, donations from private companies and funding from the RM of Moose Mountain and Town of Carlyle capital grant program, they were able to finance a project that should be appreciated for many years to come.

“This project was a great reminder of what vision, collaboration and determination can do for a community. Thank you very much again to our sponsors and the Carlyle Lions club for making this project happen,” said East.

“The upgrades to the six ball diamonds at Lions Park started last week. J & J Trucking has run into some wet weather, but it is still hopeful that the entire project can be completed this fall. Financially, this has been a joint community effort between our Lions Club, Carlyle Minor Ball, local businesses and the Town/RM recreation grant. Everyone working together towards one common goal is what makes Carlyle a great place to live,” said Carlyle District Lions Club Park committee chairman Duncan Brown.