Multiuse park coming to League City

League City and Clear Creek Independent School District are turning Little League Baseball practice fields into a multiuse park. Officials say League City Little League will continue to use the new League Elementary Park for practice, but the park will also include multipurpose fields and a large learning area and a plaza with skate park features.

By KEVIN M. COX

LEAGUE CITY — City hall and the schoolhouse are teaming up in League City to turn practice fields at League City Elementary into a multiuse park.

Thanks to almost $551,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, the city and Clear Creek school district will convert the two practice baseball fields at League City Elementary, 709 E. Wilkins St., into multipurpose fields with a learning center, play equipment and a skate plaza.

The district’s local match is $75,000, and school district trustees will likely award the construction contract at their Monday meeting. Once the contract is awarded, work can begin next month and be completed by June, said Paul Miller, Clear Creek school district’s director of facility services.

The League City Little League uses the fields to practice and will continue to do so, Miller said. The park will be used by students at the League City Elementary during the day and will be open the public after school, he said.

The improvements will allow the fields to be used for other sports as well, Miller said.

“That was the whole purpose — to make it accessible to a larger slice of the public,” he said.

Contact reporter Christopher Smith Gonzalez at 409-683-5314 or chris.gonzalez@galvnews.com.

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