LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Crews are making progress at the Crosser Sports Complex in Lafayette. This is the City of Lafayette's latest park project. You can find the park on Powderhouse Lane near Elston Road.
It consists of four, brand new softball diamonds. It will serve 300 members of the Lafayette Girls Softball League.
Crews have been hard at work during the month of September getting playground equipment installed too.
Claudine Laufman is the Parks Superintendent. She said some softball families have to split their time between multiple softball diamonds around the city. This new park will really centralize things for the softball league.
"This is going to be a huge addition to our community," she said. Several Habitat for Humanity homes are built, or being built, around the area. "The softball girls are just absolutely thrilled to be on the verge of acquiring this facility."
She said much of this park is thanks to public funds and private donations from the community.
Josh Daugherty is a construction worker for Lafayette Parks and Recreation. With two small boys of his own, creating memories at local parks is special for him.
"I love playgrounds, I love being a part of it," he said. "It's fun to get to go around to the other parks and see the work that I've done over the years."
There will also be an asphalt walking trail that goes around the park and picnic areas for families to enjoy the views of Purdue's campus. Laufman said the goal is to have the park ready for the spring softball season.