The Rocky Hill Little League is planning on taking down the wooden concession stand at and replacing with a brick facility totally funded by donations from parents and residents.
Rocky Hill Little League President David Sevigny made a presentation on the proposed concession stand at the on Monday night at the .
The proposed concession stand project, which will be located between DiMauro and Vicino fields, is being funded strictly from donations, according to Sevigny. Officials will use money from their existing capital improvement funds, which is about $50,000, and will need to raise about $40,000 to $50,000 more for the project, he added.
"We are getting a lot of donations whenever we take on a project," Sevigny said. He added families were supportive with funding for the batting cages and dugouts to "help improve the park."
"We have always had phenomenal assistance from area people," Sevigny said. There are more than 300 families involved in little league, he added. "You find a lot of resources among within your membership."
Little league officials plan to sell engraved bricks, which will surround the stand, to help raise money for the project.
The structure, which has been in the works for five to seven years, will have two levels with the first level consisting of bathrooms and the stand itself and the upper one will be used for town and little league storage. The restrooms will be away from street view and closed when little league is not present. There will also be a patio area.
"I look forward to adding this to the park" Sevigny said. "I think it will be a big upgrade to the park."
Sevigny did not mention when construction will begin on the project.
A speed bump will also be placed on the roadway near the stand, he added.
The stand will be built out of the same brick that was used for the dugouts that were recently built to "keep uniformity in the park," according to Sevigny.
Little league has been using a wooden concession stand for over 18 years, he said. The stand has recently been used by the Rocky Hill Fishing and Game Club for and Lions Club for the . The current stand is also run by volunteers during the baseball games.
"I think it is going to be an asset to the town," said Town Manager Barbara Gilbert.
The council fully endorsed the project, which had already been approved by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.