Local Eagle Scout, T.J. Baker, presented an idea to the Centre City Council during the Tuesday evening planning meeting. Baker is wanting to build a GaGa Pit at the local Centre City Park as a part of the Elizabeth Baker Project for the Eagle Scouts.
Gaga is a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. The more players the better! Dubbed a kinder, gentler version of dodge ball, the game is played with a soft foam ball, and combines the skills of dodging, striking, running, and jumping, while trying to hit opponents with a ball below the knees.
Baker presented pictures to the Council to explain what the pit looks like and gave them a general idea of how the game is played.
The council agreed that this would be a great feature to add to the park, but would have to wait until after the new irrigation system is installed, and the new sod is laid. The irrigation project could begin sometime after school is back in session. The park will be closed during a portion of the install.
The council stated that it was a “Yes”, but would need to get together on the timing for the project at a later date.