On Monday, the City of Crown Point celebrated the completion of a more than $1 million improvement project on the east side of the Crown Point Sportsplex.
The City broke ground on the project in December 2022. Work included installing six turf infields, proper infrastructure and aesthetic enhancements throughout the 95-acre complex. The project wrapped in April 2023.
Currently, seven of the 10 athletic fields at the Sportsplex have turf infields.
“This season, you’re going to see a lot of improvements and enhancements we made to the Sportsplex, one being this field,” Crown Point Mayor Pete Land said Monday while standing on Field 9 at the Sportsplex. “We actually turfed six infields this year, along with a number of beautification enhancements.”
Land thanked the Crown Point Redevelopment Commission, City Council, Parks Superintendent Jennie Burgess, Athletics Superintendent Paul Waisnora, City staff and Austgen Equipment for their role in the project.
“This was a major endeavor. We put in more than $1 million in improvements just in the last four months to the complex. We want the best for our players, and I think we came through on that,” Land said.
During the dedication ceremony, Land presented Austgen Equipment with a plaque, recognizing the company’s hard work and commitment to seeing the project through on time.
“I told him we have to have it all done by this date — opening day,” Land said. “He came through. Dave doesn’t have players on the team, but he loves Crown Point and wants the best for our teams.”
Following the ceremony, the Crown Point Athletics Girls Softball League began its 2023 season with more than 500 players — the most in the program’s history. This year, there are more than 800 players across all Crown Point Athletics softball leagues.