August 7, 2018 – West Bend, WI – Neighbors in West Bend are reminded to come out for a final celebration at Carl M. Kuss Field at Regner Park tonight at 7 p.m. as a groundbreaking will be held to kickoff a renovation of the baseball stadium.
The project includes a new grandstand, restrooms, concessions and the addition of a turf field, new lighting and dugouts.
Funding for the project was initiated by a $500,000 matching grant from the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. The matching grant is coming from the public and private sector in West Bend including the West Bend Baseball Association.
There was also word this week that the Milwaukee Bucks have partnered with West Bend Mutual Charitable Foundation to gift $150,000 to benefit the people of Washington County.
The organizations are coming together with the City of West Bend to make a lasting local impact, with the development of a new multi-sport court in West Bend’s Regner Park.
The sport court, which will feature basketball courts and volleyball courts, will be available for use by the city’s recreation department and the public.
According to Craig Larsen with the WBBA on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, the final game will be played at Carl M. Kuss Field, as West Bend 7 Up will be taking on the West Allis Nighthawks at 7 p.m.
The public is encouraged to come down to Carl Kuss from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., walk around the complex one last time, take pictures, share memories, and maybe play a game of catch in the outfield grass.
This will be your last chance as demolition will begin the following day, Wednesday, August 8.