Livermore will soon get two additional baseball fields at Robert Livermore Park. The unanimous vote by the LARPD Board of Directors on Oct. 30 will bring the park’s number of Little League fields to four.

The $600,000 project is expected to begin early next year and finish by October, 2020.

According to Mathew Fuzie, LARPD General Manager, the funding will come out of the District’s general fund reserves held over from last year, and should cover all site improvements, including contingencies.

Matt Ford, representing the Little League teams, thanked the Directors. “This project is very important to us,” he said.

In other business, the board considered a proposed Educational Special Services (ESS) building project, which was discussed at a previous meeting. Fuzie informed the directors that the Livermore Unified School District was proceeding with a lot of construction to update the Joe Mitchell school site where the ESS buildings were currently located.

“The present buildings do not meet state compliance standards, putting the entire project at risk,” he warned. The Board decided to set aside $1.5 million for new buildings that meet compliance and also will be able to handle a larger number of students.

Final business involved unanimous acceptance of a bid of $871,524 for construction of the Sunset Park Playground. The contract covers grading, landscaping and play structures, such as swings, slides and climbers. The hope is to have the playground finished by mid-Spring, 2020.