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OV to begin improvements at JDK Park Aug. 27; ballfields to re-open this spring

James D. Kriegh Park monument signage

From August 27, 2018 through March 1, 2019, the Town of Oro Valley will close the ballfields at James D. Kriegh Park for major improvements, including new irrigation, new grass, laser-leveled fields, new fencing and dugouts, and upgraded restrooms. It is important to note that the closure applies only to the ballfields. Other park amenities, such as the playground, picnic tables, volleyball court, restrooms and dog park, will remain open.

August 21, 2018

As the oldest and most heavily-used park in Oro Valley, James D. Kriegh (JDK), located at 23 W. Calle Concordia, has an aging infrastructure dating back to 1974.

“The worn down grass and filled-in gopher holes on our ballfields make playability very difficult. Kids take a hard grounder to the nose because of less than ideal playing surfaces,” said Parks and Recreation Director Kristy Diaz-Trahan. “This project will not only improve the playing surfaces, but the new irrigation system will improve the efficiency of water usage, aligning with the Town’s focus on conservation.”

The Town of Oro Valley greatly appreciates the patience of its residents and patrons during this closure. The Parks and Recreation Department has been working with park users and leagues to accommodate their needs and identify alternative facilities within the Town and with partners at Pima County and Marana.

We invite you to stay up-to-date on the coming improvements at JDK Park by following Oro Valley Parks and Recreation on Facebook, or visit the JDK Park web page at www.orovalleyaz.gov/JDKpark.

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