Town Square

Play ball...soon

Original post made on Jun 9, 2009

The San Francisco Giants have their spectacular view of the Bay. Now we have ours of the sweeping, uninterrupted views of the Pleasanton Ridge from the new $8-million lighted baseball fields nearing completion in Bernal Community Park.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 8, 2009, 5:11 AM


Posted by Curumdgeon, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 9, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I hate to be a Curmudgeon but...

The city spent 8 million dollars for softball players.
There are maybe 100 softball players in Pleasanton.

This is a regional field. I'm sure the softball community
in the east bay will enjoy it. P-town will pay the tab.

Posted by JP, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 9, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Hey Curmudge....the first fields are "Baseball" and there are lot's of baseball and softball players in P-Town or have you never been to the Sports Park? and the cost of this park also includes all of the infrastructure for the entire 50 acre Sports park that will have tennis, soccer, football, lacrosse and lots and lots of paths and trees...and who knows...maybe even a small area for curmudgeons...small, very small as I bet there are way less curmudgeons than ball players...

Posted by Curmudgeion, a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 9, 2009 at 8:05 pm


Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 13, 2009 at 8:14 pm

I hope the city holds off spending more money when our schools are being cut and our teachers are being let go..... One Sports park is enough in these hard economic times.

Posted by All Sports Fan, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2009 at 12:45 pm

As you enter our lovely city the tall park lights greet you, framing a lovely ridge view. Yuck. The huge light poles are out of scale and why is it we need another ball field? Where is the teen center? Community park? Expanded library?

Next they'll be trying to remove the roundabouts of Canyon Oaks because they pose a traffic hazard. I guess we'll have to pick up the tab on that one too.