City council has decided to turf the plans for a proposed turf field at McMillan Park.
As reported by ThoroldToday, the District School Board Niagara (DSBN) has put forward a proposal to install a full-size synthetic turf football field at McMillan Park. The existing baseball diamond and amenities, including the dugouts, clubhouse and backstop would be relocated to other City owned land in the Rolling Meadows community.
The proposal had some local residents worried as they felt that they were losing their park.
Last night, a final proposal and draft Agreement of Purchase and Sale for McMillan Park was discussed during a closed city council meeting where it was decided to put the project on pause.
"Though the purchase and sale of McMillan Park will not be moving forward at this time, the City looks forward to continued discussion of this proposal in the future," read a statement by City Hall.
There's no word yet as to whether the DSBN will put forward a new proposal in the near future.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that according to the proposal the existing baseball diamond would stay in place when in fact, if the proposal moved forward, the existing baseball diamond would have been relocated to city-owned land in the Rolling Meadows community.