The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Johnston Field getting a facelift


September 7, 2011

Eric Tagle removes the backstop on a baseball field at Roy Johnston Park. Photo courtesy of Shari Smith

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam are in the midst of improving Roy Johnston Park, the home of Sweet Home’s summer youth baseball and softball programs.

The project began about a year ago, said Sweet Home Branch Director Shari Smith.

“Currently, the complex is in poor repair, and our fields pose many problems and dangers throughout the baseball season,” she said. “We envision a park that our community and, most importantly, our kids can be proud of, a facility that would allow our kids to play more home games and instill a sense of pride and ownership, a place where...

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