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Washougal marks completion of ballpark with ribbon cutting ceremony

The Columbian
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WASHOUGAL — The city of Washougal has completed the George Schmid Memorial Ballfields project. The community enjoyed the occasion with a ribbon cutting April 22.

Field 3 and several amenities were completed in the ballpark, addressing Washougal’s deficiency in sports fields. The fully constructed site provides the necessary infrastructure to support league tournament play with teams from all over, bringing an economic benefit to Washougal area businesses.

The completion of this project has been more than 15 years in the making and brings this facility on par with other high end Little League facilities in the area. It also allows East County Little League to attract more players, hold more games and host tournaments. The added games and tournament play will provide a positive boost for area businesses, where park attendees will shop and eat during their time at the facility.

Funding for this project came from the city’s general fund, state appropriations, a Youth Athletic Foundation grant, Washougal Park Impact Fees, REET and LID funds. The city thanked Sen. Ann Rivers and Reps. Brandon Vick and Larry Hoff for the capital budget support, Washington state for grants and the Washougal School District for the property partnership.

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