The original item was published from December 10, 2018 3:41 PM to December 10, 2018 4:03 PM
Southaven has been known for our outstanding softball program for decades, dating back even before we had a Parks & Recreation program with the City when it was operated by a sports booster club. Many parents have sacrificed their time and given their efforts to make it what it is today. It is no coincidence that Desoto Central High School won the 6A State Championship earlier this year and Southaven High School has done the same in years past. Many of our young ladies have had their college educations paid for by universities while playing the game they love.
Since 2013, along with our Board of Aldermen, I have been determined to find a way with funding and planning to give our girls a much-needed indoor training facility. This is about to become reality. This facility will offer approximately 7,800 square feet and was designed to mirror features of local college facilities. It will house four tunnels for hitting and pitching training with removable nets to transform into a large, multi-purpose training area. It will also have general space for team or parent gathering as well as a concession area, bathrooms, office for tournament director, and locker room for umpires.
This facility, designed by UrbanArch Associates, is one of several projects in the City’s Parks Enhancement and Expansion Plan and will be under construction in the spring of 2019 with completion projected by late summer.