Work To Begin Soon On Outdoor Sports Park At St. Clair College

Work is expected to begin this spring on a new $13-million outdoor Sports Park at St. Clair College.

The Board of Directors has recently approved the final plans and the project will go out for a Request for Proposals.

College President Patti France says it will include volleyball courts, replacing the women's baseball diamond, soccer and tennis courts.

She adds another phase, which would cost more money, would also include a parking garage.

"If you listen to our students, the one thing that our students often tell us about is parking, parking and more parking," says France.

She says the project is being funded by an extension to the health wellness fee paid by students.

"Both the Student Representative Council and Student Athletic Association are taking on the responsibility for the complete project.  They are funding it and they are building it."


Courtesy of the St. Clair College Student Representative Council

The health wellness fee helped to pay for the Sportsplex on campus and the Student Representative Council and Student Athletic Association have agreed to extend the fee for another 11 years to pay for the outdoor Sports Park.

The Park will be located at the far south end of campus.