City of Hobbs Baseball Field “Almost Ready” for Use
Hello, my name is J.J. Murphy, I am the City Manager of Hobbs, New Mexico and I am happy to announce that the Jefferson Park baseball fields are almost ready for use. Two of the baseball fields are part of the park’s $3.6 million improvement project. Aside from the two new baseball fields, the improvement plans also include a new concession stand and restrooms, additional parking, pavilions, and landscaping. The project is almost ready for use and is estimated to be available for limited use to Hobbs youth baseball players by the end of April.
“They won’t be ready for April 1 when their league will kick off, but baseball is not planning on starting (at Jefferson Park),” said Wade Whitehead, Superintendent of Hobbs Parks. “They’ll start off at (the Ziaplex) East Sanger and play a few games — prior to softball beginning. Then move to (Jefferson Park) around April 23rd. All four fields should be ready for them to play on.”
However, the two new fields will only be available for limited use due to the fact the grass is not fully grown quite yet. “We really didn’t anticipate (the players) playing on them this year,” Wade continued. “They’ve committed to staying off of them but they will be available for limited play.”
As the City Manager of Hobbs, I am pleased to make Hobbs a better place every day for our youth. Compared to the park situation 10 years ago, the improvements have been well received. Kids will have a place to play with their friends and enjoy the outdoors… and of course a good game of ball. These fields at Jefferson Park are just the start of much more initiatives to come in order to make Hobbs a better place for our residents, both young and old.