Claremore Public Schools was gifted a new baseball field Monday night.
Members of the Claremore City Council voted to give ownership of Murray-Pixley Park at Legendary Legion Field to the district. While the ownership has been transferred, this process began two years ago.
Talks of an ownership transfer began when the school district wanted to make improvements to the park, but couldn’t do so since they didn’t own it.
Claremore Public Schools superintendent Bryan Frazier hopes to expand the park by adding a new scoreboard, expanding the parking lot, and purchasing artificial turf.
A city official said the park costs between $35,000 to $50,000 a year in maintenance costs and the park wasn’t bringing in revenue.