Just in time for youth T-ball and softball registrations, Galt Parks and Recreation staff have completed field preparations on all three ball fields at the Galt Sports Complex.
The build-up of soil between the infields and outfields was removed, and sod was added, according to City Manager Jason Behrmann.
Over the last two weeks, all infields were tilled and leveled, and sod was also placed at the new border between the infields and outfields to create a safer playing surface.
At the Northeast Sports Park, liquid fertilizer was applied to the turf last week to accelerate the establishment of newly seeded areas that have been slowed by cold nights and low soil temperatures, Behrmann said.
Sod was placed on bare areas, as well, but it will take several weeks for the roots to take hold.
Reopening the turf areas was initially planned for early January, but with the recent placement of sod, that has been pushed back to mid-February.
Staff began preparing the ball fields for play last week and are using similar processes that were used at the Sports Complex.
Meanwhile, registrations for T-ball and softball started Monday and will be accepted through March 3 without a late fee. For more information, visit the city’s website at www.ci.galt. ca.us.