It's batter up for the Oak Forest Park District, thanks to a move by the Oak Forest city council at its Feb. 26 meeting. Aldermen approved a year-long agreement between the city and the park district to allow the park district to use the batting cage area of the community center building.
The agreement is similar to an agreement the city has with the park district to use the basement of city hall for wrestling programs, said City Clerk Scott Burkhardt.
“The park district asked if they could be the user of the facility,” Burkhardt said. “What is before you this evening is an agreement that would allow the park district to use that facility.”
The agreement is free for the city and park district, with the the only cost to the city for heating the space, much like the basement agreement, Burkhardt said.
“In terms of anything else that the city is responsible for, in terms of the building or improving anything, that would be at a cost to the park district,” Burkhardt said.
The batting cage area will be used mainly for park district girls' softball. Although, other groups would also be able to reserve the space for use as well.