The Town of Cortlandville and Guthrie cut the ribbon to mark the completion of phase two at the Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex in the Town of Cortlandville.
Phase two of the project included the addition of two more turf surface fields for baseball and softball, bringing the total to now 4. Guthrie has recently become the exclusive health partner of Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex with one of the new fields named Guthrie Field.
During the celebrations the McGraw Marching band performed before opening remarks were given by John McNerney, Cortlandville Director of Parks and Recreation, then followed by Cortlandville Town Supervisor, Tom Williams.
“We recognize the leadership position Guthrie Cortland Medical Center plays in our community, and we are grateful for their commitment to supporting the park and the thousands of families that will benefit from this partnership,” said Tom Williams, Cortlandville Town Supervisor.
Williams also noted that the Sports Complex includes a state of the art handicap playground for children and a turf field bocce ball court, which he noted may be the only one in the region.
After Williams, Guthrie Chief Medical Officers for the NYS Region Dr. John Olmstead spoke on the importance of the sports complex in the Cortland community and the commitment Guthrie has towards sports in the area.
Work, though, is still not done at Gutchess Lumber Sports Complex. A concession stand will be built between the four ballparks and a locker facility for teams. Additional fields will also be built in the future, 8 of them in fact, for soccer, field hockey, etc.
Cortlandville also looks to have the remaining three fields eventually sponsored.
*Featured image via Experience Cortland*