The ESU Athletic Department and ESU Foundation have launched a $1.8 million fundraising campaign to upgrade the fields at Creekview Park in Stroud Township. To meet NCAA regulations, the project involves installing artificial turf made with sand and organic infill, new fencing, new dugouts and bullpens, grandstand seating, a designated hitting cage for each team, and overhead netting to protect fans from foul balls.
Through a partnership with the Stroudsburg Little League and Stroud Township, ESU will permanently relocate baseball and softball practices, competitions, and events to the improved Creekview Park fields. The venture benefits both Little League players and the outstanding athletes within our Warriors baseball and softball programs.
ESU’s current facilities are far from meeting basic NCAA Division II standards required to host postseason competition and are among the most challenged practice and playing surfaces in the PSAC. Enhancing the Creekview Park complex will also assist in ESU’s recruitment efforts and give our student athletes a first class experience.
The Warriors aren’t the only ones who will benefit from these field upgrades. The improvements will also help the Stroudsburg Little League, Notre Dame High School, Blue Valley Babe Ruth, and several independent travel baseball and softball teams who also call Creekview Park home.