The Purcellville Town Council last week issued a formal request for information seeking input from firms interested in managing all or a portion of the town-owned Fireman’s Field complex.
The property includes a baseball stadium and two additional ball fields; the Bush Tabernacle/Skating Rink, and a forested park area used for passive recreation and special events; and a parking lot.
The council hopes to generate more revenue from the property while also preserving the character and feel of the property as a historic town asset and key component of the town’s community identity.
The RFI can be viewed at purcellvilleva.gov/bids.
Councilman Ryan Cool, the council’s liaison to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, developed the proposal. “Our responsibility as a Town Council is to look at all possible options,” he said. “With this RFI, we want to hear creative and realistic proposals from the broader community on how firms may be able to manage this important and historic property.”
Mayor Kwasi Fraser said he is looking for innovative and creative alternatives in partnership with local or regional firms to increase economic and social benefits to the town.
An April 21 deadline has been set for initial questions, after which a tour will be scheduled. The RFI will be open for formal responses until 11 a.m. May 19.