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Why are the fields locked at Olsen Park?

Tom Grady
Olsen Park

Softball fields at Olsen Park in Wilmington. (StarNews photo by Paul Stephen)

City of Wilmington recreation supervisor John Rancke explained that each day the five softball fields at Olsen Park need to be maintained, lined and prepared for the games scheduled each night in league play.

League games will be played on the fields throughout the week in the men’s, women’s, church and coed divisions. In addition, the Wilmington Senior Softball Association will be using the facility for double-headers each Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Rancke said all of these games will be putting “stress on the fields.”

Those who wish to take some infield practice or a round of batting practice can use fields such as those at Robert Strange Park near the Martin Luther King Center or the remaining field at Empie Park.

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One Response to “ Why are the fields locked at Olsen Park?”

  1. On September 24, 2010 at 11:24 am N/A wrote:

    This is such a crock. These fields were built to be used and I am glad that there are so many games being played on them, however the games don’t start until late afternoon or evening. If I want to go out and use this public park I should be able to with the exception when someone has the field reserved or there are actual games being played. I have never heard of this crap of putting “stress on the field” before. Bottom line is the softball program is poorly organized and run. Parks and recreation in this town needs a major overhaul.

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