On Thursday May 7, 2020, the East Kansas Baseball League (EKBL) and the Twin Rivers Softball League (TRSL) held an online meeting with a representative from each town to discuss the summer 2020 baseball/softball season. Towns that were represented are as follows: Ottawa, Princeton, Richmond, Garnett, Greeley, Parker, LaCygne, Mound City, Osawatomie, Paola, and Louisburg. After much discussion about the pros and cons of having a season due to Kansas State Executive Order 20-29 (relating to COVID-19 guidelines), it was put to a vote whether or not to have a season. The result of the vote was 7-4 against playing this season. Those voting to play were Louisburg, Paola, Ottawa and Richmond. With this vote the City of Garnett will cancel the 2020 summer baseball season. Everyone who has registered for the Garnett Recreation Summer Ball Program will receive emails regarding refunds.
The Garnett Parks and Recreation Department is planning to offer different programming; camps and activities, to make up for the loss of the summer ball season. That work is in progress on those options and information will be released later.
Also, please note the ball fields within city park facilities are still open and available for people to use at their leisure if they are following the state and county guidelines.
For more information about any of these sports, please contact the Recreation Director at 785.448.5496 or Email.