The Miracle Field at Olsen Park, which is celebrating its first birthday this weekend, is getting a break on its power bill thanks to solar panels installed earlier this year. The donated panels are part of a 9,600-watt system used to offset energy costs for the facility.
Now called BRAX Stadium PPD Miracle Field, citizens have raised more than $1.2 million for the project and more than $2 million including in-kind contributions. The Miracle Field is a specially-designed baseball field with a rubber surface, inlaid bases and other devices that make it easier for those with different abilities to navigate the field. The field is used by groups such as Special Olympics and the Wounded Warrior project. The field also includes the Kiwanis Miracle Playground, which is the largest playground in the state for those with different abilities.
The Miracle Field is located at Olsen Park, which is managed by the City of Wilmington. The city now operates four facilities with solar energy systems at various locations – the Street Sweeper Garage on Marstellar Street, the fleet and engineering buildings at the River Road Operations Center and now the Miracle Field at Olsen Park.
Learn more about Olsen Park here.