Press release from the Town of Mills River:
The Town of Mills River is breaking ground next week on its newest addition to Mills River Park, its first ballfield. The field is designed to accommodate users from t-ball to adults; with moveable bases and a portable pitchers mound, users of all ages and abilities will have a chance to enjoy the new field.
Last month, Town Council approved a contract with Carolina Specialties in the amount of $424,000. The project includes the field, fencing, dugouts, and seating areas. Construction is expected to begin later this month and should be completed by the fall of 2020.
Generous support of the community helped make this project a reality. In particular, Mitch Gaither, Brian Rose, and Kirby Johnson of Flavor First Growers and Packers, a local produce grower and packaging operation in Mills River, donated $100,000 towards this project.
A special thank you also goes out to current and previous members of Town Council and the Town’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, as well as the Mills River Recreation Foundation for their support.
Please join the Town in the groundbreaking for this project next Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 11:00 a.m. The park is located at 124 Town Center Drive in Mills River.