On Saturday, May 5, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the DC Department of Parks and Recreation dedicated the Bryce Harper Field in Takoma Park as part of their Legacy Field program to renovate a baseball field in the D.C. area each year.
Bryce Harper Field is the second Legacy Field in the District. Ryan Zimmerman Field, located at the Randall Recreation Center, was the first field completed in April 2016.
“If we can give back, doing the things that we can for the community, it’s for that next generation of young kids that’s playing. I’m very excited for Harper Field,” said Harper who spoke during the dedication, threw out the first ball and posed for photos with some of the Senators Satchel Paige little league teams.
Harper said the field adds to the community and achieves his goal of making sure the game continues to grow and is left in a better place than when he first entered.