Barrier-Free Baseball

Miracle League Field is a completely barrier-free baseball field built for the Miracle League of Monroe.

The Miracle League is a special league that gives children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball.  The new field features a synthetic playing turf that is completely flat, a level pitcher's mound, painted bases, wider dugouts, special restroom facilities, and concession stands built to accommodate wheelchairs.

Harmsen was part of the team to bring this distinctive community facility to Monroe, providing all surveying, civil engineering, and landscape architecture.  (We donated a majority of the work.)  Our civil design work focused on the grading, storm drainage, and utilities for the baseball field, 32-space parking lot, and the concession and restroom buildings.

This site was particularly challenging due to ownership issues, existing easements, relocation of existing utility lines, soils, flood plain boundaries, and critical areas.  In addition, the project required special coordination because the funds were raised by the Rotary Club of Monroe and the park is owned and operated by the City of Monroe.  The baseball programs are now offered and managed through the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA.

Read more about the Monroe Miracle League here as it celebrates its 20 season of providing barrier-free baseball to children with disabilities!