Butler Park Light Pole Demolition, Starts Week of Feb. 8

Posted on Thursday February 04, 2021

Trail BC – The City of Trail has awarded the Butler Park Light Pole Demolition Project to Hil-Tech Contracting Ltd. for the amount of $81,595. Work will commence the week of February 8, 2021 and will include the removal and disposal of eight concrete light poles, backfilling of the hollow core foundations, and repair of the dugout roof opening. Hil-Tech will work Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM for approximately two weeks.

“The latest light pole inspection at Butler Park, conducted in December 2020, revealed cracks in the concrete, and corrosion of the internal steel bars and cables,” said Kyle McCormick, the City of Trail’s Engineering and GIS Technician. “With one of the poles coming down in the January 13, 2021 windstorm, it was decided that demolition of the remaining poles should be completed immediately. As for replacing the light poles at the park, the City is currently reviewing options, costing, and timelines while also considering the City’s other capital projects that require completion in 2021.”

The light poles also serve as structures to hold the park’s perimeter netting that protects the surrounding areas from errant balls. The netting has already been temporarily removed to accommodate the demolition of the poles. “We are working with the park’s local user groups to look at options for baseball this year considering the current timeline of new light poles and netting is unknown,” said Trisha Davison, Director of Trail Parks and Recreation.

The City will provide updates as plans progress with both the project and the upcoming baseball season.

About Butler Park
Butler Park is the premium baseball facility in the south-east interior of BC. The 1,000-seat covered grandstand surrounding the natural grass field creates an electric atmosphere to play in or watch one of the many championship teams that have called the facility home over the years. The facility hosted the 1995 Senior Babe Ruth World Series and was selected for the 2010 Western Canadian Senior Baseball Championships. The facility is also home to the 2008 BC Men's Senior Championship team, the Trail Orioles as well as the Trail Jays of the American Legion League. Butler Park is part of a greater two-square block sporting complex that is also home to the Trail Aquatic & Leisure Centre and Butler Park racquet sport facility (tennis and pickleball).

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Media Contact

Andrea Jolly
Communications & Events Coordinator
City of Trail
250-364-0834
ajolly@trail.ca

 

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