Let’s Play Ball!

Photo/John Mathews

Parents of girls in the Land Park Softball league spent the second weekend of February getting the field in William Curtis Park in shape for the coming Little League season, which will begin play March 7.

League officials approached the SCNA board last year and obtained its support for the league to use the city park for some of its games.

“There was nowhere for our girls to play,”

League president, Ken Johnson

league president Ken Johnson told KCRA TV, which sent a broadcast crew to cover the parents’ work project. “If you drive around our neighborhood, there are plenty of places for boys to play.”

League boundaries, which include nearly all of the Curtis Park neighborhood, run from Franklin Boulevard on the east, to the Sacramento River on the west, and from P Street on the north to Fruitridge Road on the south, although the boundaries also extend south to 56th Avenue to the west of Freeport Boulevard.

The league has about 80 players, ages 6 to 12. Games are also played on a field in William Land Park.

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