Bailey Park

Mike Tony | Herald-Standard

Bailey Park in Uniontown

Bailey Park Community Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24, a day of fun as the city showcases improvements made to the Uniontown park.

“We finally have been able to open the ball fields after so many years for Uniontown Area High School baseball teams to have this as their home field once again,’’ said Kim Marshall, city clerk.

Marshall explained the city secured grant funding for the project but there were setbacks that included vandalism.

“This past year, we were able to get everything completed,’’ said Marshall. “The varsity and JV teams – boys and girls – were able to play at the park. We have a new concession stand and it will be open for Saturday. We want the community to enjoy Bailey Park once again.’’

The park has two ball fields – baseball and softball – along with a playground and pavilion with tables. Some work still needs done, including resurfacing the tennis courts with plans to make the courts available for tennis and pickle ball.

On Community Day, the park will have pick-up games by local teams and neighborhood youths. The public is invited to meet athletes from Uniontown School District sports teams.

Blended Reality band will perform, starting at noon. Other entertainment includes bounce houses and facing painting. There will be a chance auction and Mayor Ed Fike is donating three bicycles for a giveaway.

Marshall credited Joe Walkos with coordinating the event, which is supported by donations. She said Walkos maintains the ball fields for Uniontown Area School District and the city hired Walkos to maintain them for the summer.

Hoping for a nice turnout, Marshall said, “We want people to come out to the park and have an enjoyable day.’’

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