July 18, 2019
Moorcroft’s public works finished the new volleyball pit at Robinson’s Park just in time for Jubilee’s Family Night and the court was a hit! An audience brought chairs and took pictures as teams faced off in the first volleyball tournament during Friday’s Family Fun Night and groups were using the net again Monday.
The pit was created to professional standard with Fischbach Construction donating the labor and time to dig the site three feet; the town poured the first two feet with about 80 tons of clean rock, the cost of which was partially donated by Quality Agg and Construction.
100 tons of sand was then hauled in by the town crew from a Gillett market and laid on top of the gravel; after the pit was filled and level, Glenn Construction donated half of the labor to install the concrete frame to “keep the sand in place”; a small company from Upton installed a thick rubber coating over the concrete to mitigate any possible injuries around the frame work; and ABM donated the piping.
The court is professionally sized and only needs the grass planted around the edges to be called complete, reports Public Works Director Cory Allison. He says, “I’m real happy with it, I think it’s going to be a great asset to our town.”