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The Kingsport Miracle Field was recently honored with the Mark Miller Tennessee Public Works Project of the Year Award.

The Miracle Field Complex features a rubberized baseball field, along with an adaptive playground, pavilion and concessions. It was built to accommodate special needs children, wounded warriors and others. The support for the project was overwhelming and shows how generous the Kingsport community is. Making baseball accessible to all is a great way to bring people together, from those playing on the field, to the parents and volunteers supporting them. This field was a highly successful project that will benefit the community for years to come.

“In many ways, this project turned out to be such a breath of fresh air,” said Deputy City Manager Ryan McReynolds. “I’m very proud of how the design and construction of this field, which is different than a standard baseball field, came together through various city organizations, such as Barge Design Solutions and Visit Kingsport.”

The Project of the Year award, given by the Tennessee Chapter of the American Public Works Association (TCAPWA), recognizes a project within the state of Tennessee that emphasizes outstanding planning, construction and management. Kingsport’s success with the Miracle Field Complex is an excellent example of how a public works department can operate as a team to produce high-end results.

For more information about Kingsport’s parks and playgrounds, please visit kingsportparksandrecreation.org.

ryan mcreynolds and justin holland