Howard Park to Receive A Free State-of-the-Art Ballfield Renovation on Sunday, January 12

More than 100 Project EverGreen, STMA and local volunteers are teaming up at Howard Park in W. Palm Beach to give aspiring youth and adult athletes and neighborhood residents a professionally renovated softball field.  Volunteers including sports field managers, lawn care professionals, landscape contractors and groundskeepers will assist with the afternoon-long transformation.

Howard Park to Receive
A Free State-of-the-Art Ballfield Renovation
on Sunday, January 12

What You Need to Know

WHO: Project EverGreen, a national non-profit devoted to creating a greener, healthier, cooler Earth; the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), the City of West Palm Beach Parks & Recreation Department and local businesses.

WHAT: More than 100 volunteers are teaming up at Howard Park in W. Palm Beach to give aspiring youth and adult athletes and neighborhood residents a professionally renovated softball field.  Volunteers including sports field managers, lawn care professionals, landscape contractors and groundskeepers will assist with the afternoon-long transformation.

WHEN: Sunday, January 12, 2020

1:00 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. Brief program to kick-off project. Speakers include:

  • Cindy Code, Executive Director of Project EverGreen
  • Jody Gill, STMA President
  • Todd Snyder, City of W. Palm Beach Parks & Rec
  • Scott Bills, Project EverGreen Board Member

1:20 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Ballfield renovation. Please note, the best visuals for the media will take place from 1:20 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. when renovation work will take place.

WHERE: 1302 Parker Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (cross street Okeechobee Blvd.). Guest and media parking will be available at the community center.

The softball fields at Howard Park in West Palm Beach, Florida are set for renovation in January 2020.

WHY: Green spaces and athletic fields are the heart and lungs of an urban center. Green spaces turn the tide for communities in five important ways:

  1. Outdoor Enjoyment
  2. Healthier Lifestyles
  3. Economic Growth
  4. Community Development
  5. Environmental Benefits

Since 2008, Project EverGreen and its partners have renovated nearly 50 community parks and green spaces totaling more than 100 million square feet of living green space.