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Athletic field off Duke Street getting new 30-foot-high netting

Witter field, photo via Google Maps

To help neighbors tired of ball-related destruction, Alexandria is planning to add some new nets to a field just off Duke Street.

Alexandria is planning to put up some towering new netting around the Witter Recreational Fields (2660 Witter Drive).

“The proposed netting will extend above the existing six-foot fence an additional twenty-four feet for a total height of thirty feet,” the staff report said. “The netting provides additional safety to the adjacent right-of-way and private property from aerial projecting balls associated with normal use of the athletic fields.”

The report said the netting was requested to provide some safety of park users and users of adjacent properties.

The new proposed netting is scheduled for review at the April 7 meeting of the Planning Commission.

Netting planned around Witter field (image via City of Alexandria)

Photo via Google Maps

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