The baseball/softball field at McLaughlin Park was bulldozed recently as part of Bridgeville’s flood prevention initiative.
The former ballfield location was lowered by six feet and reshaped so that it becomes a retention pond during heavy rains, soaking up creekwater that would otherwise head towards the Baldwin Street area.
As of today, there is no plan to rebuild a baseball diamond in McLaughlin Park. But that doesn’t mean that borough officials have ruled out the idea.
“As far as I know, we haven’t decided anything yet,” said councilman Joe Colosimo, who sits on the parks committee. “It’s still up in the air budget-wise and whatnot, whether we need a new ballfield.”
Colosimo was concerned that a recent Signal-Item report might have suggested already decided against a baseball diamond .
If the borough takes no action, that land would simply become a plain, grassy field in the spring.
“We just haven’t made a decision yet,” Colosimo said.