Whitfield Public Works Improves Drainage At Edwards Park Fields

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - by Mitch Talley

Playing in the dirt is expected on a softball or baseball field, but not necessarily for spectators, too. To help with the problem of red mud washing onto the concrete surrounding the baseball fields at Edwards Park, Whitfield County Public Works crews installed a series of drains on four of the eight fields that allow rainwater to drain from the fields much quicker.

As part of the project, they also replaced all of the concrete in the bleacher area and around the concession stand.


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