Rec complex goal: Play ball on Opening Day
The Town of Monck Corner’s goal regarding the completion of Phase I construction in its new regional recreation complex is an ambitious one, to play baseball games on Opening Day.
“A lot of things have to happen first in order for us to achieve this goal,” said Mayor Bill Peagler during an inspection of the site on Jan. 13. “We need the cooperation of a lot different factors, first being the weather, then the contractors and what we find in our final punch out list, but our goal is to be ready to play ball games on Opening Day.”
Any final decision on games being played on Saturday, March 29 won’t be made until early in March when construction work wraps up on the concession stand and press box and contractors complete a final punch out list.
Road crews were onsite on Jan. 13 to begin paving the park roads, which connect at three exit/entrance points: Main Street, Hwy. 52 near the post office and President’s Circle.
The three-day road pavement project is the rec center’s first major hurdle to jump. The paving of the roads leads the way for other smaller projects being crossed off the list.
“The road gets paved and then we can fill in along the shoulders, add sidewalks, and seed grass in the common areas,” Peagler said. “Santee Cooper will then install the streetlights, and work on the parking lots can be completed, the concession stand construction wraps up and then we do a final walk-through of the complex.”
Opening Day ceremonies are scheduled for March 29 at 10 a.m.
Ceremonies will either be held at the new recreation center complex or at the youth field complex off Broughton Road.