Company hired for Phase 1 at Parkhurst

GLOVERSVILLE — The Parkhurst Field Foundation have hired CT Male and Associates to do phase one contracting work.

According to a news release from the Parkhurst Field Foundation, CT Male will immediately begin the site survey and paperwork to begin the first steps to develop Parkhurst Field and the creation of five regulation lighted fields capable of hosting Little League teams from around the country, a premier field on the original 1906 home plate location of A.J&G. Park, a new grandstand with capacity to seat 750 people, batting cages, a concession stand and a museum on site to honor the history of Parkhurst Field and the legendary baseball greats who played there.

Phase one of the project includes the installation of three baseball diamonds instead of the single “senior” field currently in place. Phase two includes installation of replica grandstands on the site similar to what would have been there during the turn of the century. Phase three includes landscaping, parking lot changes and other improvements.

In December, the state Regional Economic Development Council awarded the project $500,000 in a Consolidated Funding Application. The funding is retroactive and will be distributed to the foundation once the project is completed.

“We are pleased to partner with CT Male Associated on the first phase of our $2.3 million development plan,” Executive Director of the Parkhurst Field Foundation David Karpinski said in a news release. “We just completed a successful vintage game and fundraiser last month and had tremendous support from our community. Although we are at the outset of our capital campaign our $2.3 million goal, we raised enough money to begin the site survey and site planning and background work necessary to move the project forward. With continued support and commitment from individuals and business in the area, we will make this project a reality.”

According to the foundation, C.T. Male’s initial scope of work will be focused on the identification of potential environmental constraints associated with the proposed project, including jurisdictional wetlands and threatened and endangered species. The goal of this first phase is to establish site constraints, set the stage for developing site plans, and proceedings to complete any necessary site preparation work such as site clearing, the release states.

“For over 100 years baseball has been played on the Parkhurst Field grounds, and for over 100 years C.T. Male Associates has provided high quality professional services in our region,” C.T. Male and Associates President Edward Garrigan said in the press release. “We are thrilled to be a part of the historical redevelopment project that has been conceived by the Parkhurst Field Foundation to restore a gem from our past, attract visitors to the area, and spur economic development. We are honored to be a part of this unique project that will remind us of past generations and provide both recreation and entertainment for generations to come.”