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Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association

Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association

Field Development

GIYRA Baseball and Softball use the fields provided by the Grosse Ile Township Schools and Sacred Heart church for our games and practices.   The fields, like all sports playing surfaces, require continuous maintenance, repair, and investment.  We continuously strive to invest in these fields to provide the best and safest play fields for our young players. 

We would like to first thank the many Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers who contribute finances and effort to our program!   The financial contributions from our Sponsors and Donors provide the vast majority of the funds needed to make the necessary improvements.  The Volunteers provide the much needed work to make our Field Development efforts a big success.  We also thank our contractors who help us complete the maintenance, repair, and improvement projects each year. 

We made some significant improvements in 2018 and 2019. Please take a moment to view the work completed by the GIYRA Baseball and Softball program on the Field Development 2018 and 2019 pages.  These efforts were planned and funded by the GIYRA Baseball and Softball program, and executed by our contractors and many program volunteers.  

Field Development 2019

Field Development 2018

In 2020, we plan to carry forward with some further major improvements at Park Lane 1 and 2.   Improvements include expanding the dugouts, placing awnings over the dugouts, and improving the bleachers.  Please visit our Field Development 2020 page for a summary of activities along with the Sign Up Genius Volunteer Links.   We are looking for Volunteers!  Please come out and help!

        Field Development 2020 – Sign Up Genius Links

Near term, our goal is to continue to place the primary focus on the fields used by the vast majority of our players, i.e, Park Lane 1 and Park Lane 2.  Our long term goal is continue with our improvement efforts until we return all of the fields to their once prime conditions.

Finally, in addition to improving existing fields, we are working to build one or two brand new fields at the Airport Commerce Park Recreation area.   We established a Field Development Authority under GIYRA in 2019.   The charter for this new FDA is to plan and build the new fields.   Stay tuned for more work on the progress on the new fields in the coming weeks.

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