ROCKPORT — Over the past decade, conditions of the dugouts, equipment sheds, fences and fields at the Marge Jones Recreational Facility in Rockport, on Route 90, have deteriorated and are crying for attention. A revived Parks and Recreation Committee is taking on the task, and the first order of business is tending to the dugouts.
The goal is to reestablish a, “safe quality facility to play on,” said Rockport Fire Chief Jason Peasley, who is also the municipal liaison to the rec committee, whose members are parents of school age children.
“We are looking to get help from the community to build three new equipment storage buildings, replacing the 20-plus-year-old ones and repairing all the dugouts,” said Peasley.
The facility is 25 years old, and is used by sports teams and the community on a daily basis.
A fundraising campaign has begun, and volunteers are ready to help with the construction process.
“We are looking for donations for the material, or for monetary donations to purchase the materials needed,” the committee said, in a flier. “The monetary value for supplies needed to construct each shed is $2,100, for a total of $6,300. If one donor is to donate all the materials or monetary amount needed for a single shed, we will gladly place a plaque on the shed with the donor’s name thanking them their donation and support of the Marge Jones Recreation Facility.”
All checks to be made payable to the Town of Rockport, c/o Marge Jones Recreational Facility
Any questions or comments reach out to the employee representative, Jason Peasley at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 207-446-8620.
What needs to fixed?
Resurface tennis court
Resurface basketball court and replace 25-year-old backboards
Replace and relocate flag pole to center of property vs. entrance
Fix all six dugs from rotten wood
Paint six dugouts and irrigation building
Replace three equipment buildings with construction
Install batting cages
Replace tennis court backstop wall
Replace rotten foul poles with new foul poles for all three fields
Fix all parking areas with proper material and operator