Pictured above is a view from the Upper Bridge Park parking area.
The ribbon cutting and first use of four new ball fields in the upper section of Hurricane Bridge Park will wait until Mother Nature replaces winter’s chill with springtime warmth. There is, however, no need for members of the public to delay the experience of viewing the beauty of the soon-to-be completed project.
The entrance road to the park is on Main Street between the First Baptist Church parking lot and K&P Mini Storage. Upon crossing the creek at the entrance, visitors are greeted with an eye-catching outline of the State of West Virginia which is dotted with a golf disc basket. The basket is the first hole of a course which sits on the slopes of the ridge which is home to four ball fields, a 190-car parking lot, and a concession stand and press box.
The concession stand/press box is positioned to serve all four playing fields. The fields feature dugouts and both artificial and natural turf. Visitors are cautioned against walking on the seeded turf areas since they are yet fully established.
Amanda Ramey, Director of Marketing for the City of Hurricane, reported that the playing fields and disc golf course will be available to host tournaments for both local and traveling teams. Disc golf tournament plans are in place to coincide with the ribbon cutting event.
Ramey stated that the City of Hurricane will team with Valley Park to provide a suitable venue for large scale events. Bridge Park will begin hosting local tournaments this summer and has plans to host income-producing events in beginning in late summer or early fall. Ramey reports that Hurricane has received inquiries concerning availability of the park from parties in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky.
The development of Bridge Park is being financed by revenue generated by the Hurricane TIF District.