Children and adults from the Greater Pittston area can now play on much improved baseball and softball fields thanks to Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services.

Mericle donated labor, equipment, and materials, and employees and family members volunteered their time, to make significant upgrades to Bryden Park in Pittston Township.

Mericle donated improvements to softball and baseball fields that are used by the Pittston Township Little League and youth softball league. Bryden Park is also used by Challenger League and Victory Sports, which provides playing opportunities for people with physical and mental disabilities. The Challenger League is made up of children and young adults up to age 21 while Victory Sports has players ranging from 21 to 60.

The Mericle team also made improvements to the basketball court and playground area.

Work began last week at the park, which is located along Bryden Street near Oak Street, and concluded on Saturday.

Mericle Senior Vice President Bryan McManus served as project coordinator. “Our employees enjoy volunteering their time and are especially happy that their efforts at Bryden Park will benefit players with disabilities,” he said. We wish all of the leagues many years of success on their rebuilt fields.”

At the softball and little league fields, Mericle funded and coordinated the installation of new backstops, built new infields using Diamond-Tex material, and added roofs over two dugouts.

The Mericle team also mowed, fertilized, and seeded the fields, installed new bleachers, removed dirt and debris from the paved walkway, and raked and cleaned along the fences.

At the basketball court, Mericle funded and coordinated the seal coating and restriping of the court surface, painted the posts, and installed new rims and nets.

Mericle volunteers are also stained the park gazebo and painted the playground equipment, mulched, and landscaped.

The effort is part of the Mericle’s “Lend a Hand” program, which donates improvements to fields and parks used by area youth. In recent years, Mericle has completed similar upgrades at Spadi Park in Jenkins Township, Orioles’ Park in Pittston Township, and the Jessup Youth Sports Complex in Jessup Borough.

McManus thanked Pittston Township and little league officials for their help with the project. He also thanked M. Mayo Striping for donating to the basketball court upgrade.

Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services, founded by Rob Mericle, is a vertically-integrated company with more than 200 in-house professionals with expertise in all aspects of commercial real estate development and construction.  The Mericle team includes licensed architects, land planners, professional engineers, surveyors, licensed electricians, plumbers, carpenters, certified public accountants, in-house legal counsel, leasing and marketing professionals, licensed brokers, property managers, and more. 

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