Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and the Town Board recently accepted a generous donation of equipment from the Massapequa Coast Little League to help enhance the baseball/softball experience for little leaguers as well as for anyone that ventures into John Burns Park in Massapequa. Massapequa Coast Little League donated two brand new 70 foot batting cages, as well as net replacements for the two existing batting cages within the park.
“John Burns Park is such a beautiful venue and has become a hub for youth sports in the Town, with the ballfields and surrounding equipment getting boundless use by the community. That being said, with significant use by local teams and park patrons, some of the equipment, specifically the netting for the existing batting cages, has gotten old and worn down over time,” said Supervisor Saladino. “These equipment donations, made possible by the Town’s fantastic working relationship with the Massapequa Coast Little League and its president, Craig Garland, will bring improvements and a much needed facelift to the existing batting cages, as well as the addition of two brand new batting cages, at no cost at all to the Town. On behalf of the Town Board, I thank the Massapequa Coast Little League for their generous donation.”
The new batting cages and nets will be operational for the 2021 season and will be installed near the baseball field at Burns Park. The equipment upgrades being made by the Massapequa Cost Little League are as follows:
- new 70 foot batting cage to be erected adjacent to the Rookies Field ;
- new 70 foot batting cage to be erected adjacent to the west t-ball field; and
- purchase and replacing of the batting cage netting on the front turf field and 90 foot baseball field, which will replace the current netting that has deteriorated.
The total cost of the equipment donations to John Burns Park amounts to $10,665, the entirety of which will be covered by the Massapequa Coast Little League.