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Wheatley Park

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The City of Inkster is proud to announce the commencement of construction at Wheatley Park. Wheatley Park is located at Beech Daly between Carlysle and Penn streets, in the South East corner, of the City of Inkster. The first phase of improvements consists of baseball field renovations, basketball court renovations and minor improvements for drainage.

At the end of construction, the baseball diamond will have new infield, dug-outs, pitcher’s mound, batter boxes, bases, fencing improvements, dug-outs and full field renovations. The basketball courts will have new asphalt, new striping, new posts and new backboards. Last, the park will make improvements to alleviate some of the water drainage problems near the construction areas.

Project Status

  • August 24, 2010 – Final contract execution
  • August 25, 2010 – Project staking
  • August 26, 2010 – Placement of silt fence
  • August 30, 2010 – Removal of backstop
  • August 31, 2010 – Commencement of site grading
  • September 1, 2010
    • Removal and haul away of outfield turf
    • Removal of basketball hoops
  • September 2, 2010
    • Import and spread new top soil
    • Pulverize basketball court
    • Begin site grading
  • September 7, 2010
    • Outfield final grading underway
    • Infield base complete
    • Basketball court base complete
  • September 13, 2010
    • Lay surface for basketball court
    • Prepare pads for dugouts
  • September 14, 2010
    • Pour footings for backstop, dugouts and benches
    • Pour pads for dugouts
  • October 4, 2010
    • Installation of the backstop and fencing, site staking and grade adjustments
  • October 19, 2010
    • Till and hydro-seed outfield and other disturbed areas
    • Install footings and basketball poles
  • October 28, 2010
    • Bleachers Installed
  • October 29, 2010
    • Basketball Court Striping Complete
  • November 1, 2010
    • Dugouts Installed
  • November 3, 2010
    • Dugouts complete
    • Backboards installed (Basketball Courts Complete)
  • November 5, 2010
    • Safety fencing installed around dugouts
    • Benches installed in dugouts
    • Bases installed


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