Thanks to a public/private sector collaboration between the
Leon County Board of County Commissioners and Consulting
Solutions International (CSI), Inc., children can now field
balls and steal home after the sun goes down at Canopy Oaks
Park. The park, located next to Canopy Oaks Elementary,
boasts a brand new lighting system on the softball field. On
Wednesday, April 4, the Leon County Board of County
Commissioners, joined by Superintendent Jackie Pons and
representatives of the Northwest Little League thanked CSI,
Inc. for the company’s generous donation of $69,000, which
made the lights possible.
Leon County Parks and Recreation recently installed the new
Musco lighting system, which is designed to be both
sensitive to the surrounding neighborhood and
environmentally friendly. Parks and Recreation staff uses a
computer system to control the lights, which are programmed
to turn off no later than 10 p.m. The lights will not be
turned on at all on evenings when no events are scheduled.
Surrounding neighborhoods will also appreciate the special
downward-aiming focus of the lights, which reduces light
pollution. In addition, the Musco lighting system is
considered a “Green-Light Design” because the lights are
strong enough that fewer lamps are needed to light the
field, resulting in considerable energy savings.
ceremony, District 3 Commissioner John Dailey threw out the
first pitch for the Little League Softball game between the
Sunbirds and the Thunder.