EDMOND — Construction at the city's new $5.7 million four-field softball complex is expected to be complete by late summer or early fall.
Work started in September on the softball project and park improvements in Edmond's new community park on the northeast corner of Post Road and State Highway 66, which has been named Edmond 66 Park.
The complex entrance will be four miles east of Interstate 35 on Second Street.
The concessions and restrooms will have a Route 66 theme, similar to that of Pop's Restaurant, which is about a half-mile farther east.
Original plans were to build eight new fields, but there is only enough money to construct four fields at this time. City leaders hope the complex can be expanded when money is available.
Contractors have completed most of the concrete block work on the concession building, Assistant City Manager Steve Commons told members of the Capital Projects and Financing Task Force.
“The distinctive design of the roof canopy on the project is installed and the support columns for the roof have an image of a ballplayer ready to swing a bat in the steelwork on the columns,” Commons said.