Members of the El Paso City Council have given their unanimous approval to a proposal that will see the El Paso Independent School District providing facility and site improvements to a much-used baseball field on the northeast side of the city.
The work will take place at the Washington Park Hugo Meyer Baseball Field, located at 200 Washington Street, and will include the building of new concession stands and press box with adjacent restrooms, as well as new bleachers, dugouts, and bullpen.
Additional work will see the field’s irrigation system replaced, and the installation of new LED lighting.
In return for its investment, EPISD’s Jefferson High School, located only some half a dozen blocks from the field, will have full access to the city-owned space for baseball team practices, games, and tournaments.
“It’s really great when we are working with our other government agencies,” City Representative Alexsandra Anello said of the inter-local joint use agreement signed by both EPISD and the City of El Paso.
The agreement has a 30-year life, with the option of a 10-year renewal. The document also allows for the field to be accessed by the city when it is not being used by the high school.
By Garry Boulard
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