Bedford Parks Department Announces Hiring Of Golf-Pro, Discusses Various Facility Improvements

(BEDFORD) – During Tuesday’s Bedford Parks Department meeting, Barry Jeskewich announced the hiring of John Bertges as the new Golf-Pro at Otis Park.

Bertges, who is from Jasper, Indiana, will start on June 1. He has passed all pre-employment background checks.

The border around the Wilson Park playground has been put on hold. The installation of a third scoreboard at Murray Park has also been put on hold.

Recreation Director Gary Dorsett has been doing a lot of work around the Murray Park ballfields. Dorsett has been working on some drainage issues and remediation. The work has been sponsored by the Bedford Softball Association at no cost to taxpayers.

There has been some work on the stonewall at Otis Park including the pouring of a foundation for the wall.

Trees have been removed around Hole-11 at the Otis Park Golf Course and the slide pump at the public pool has been replaced.

No decision has been made whether to open up John Lowery Pool this year.

Discussion continues regarding opening the pool for the summer season. A special meeting will be held at future date to make the final determination.

Board members shared that 29 pools in the state have decided to remain closed and at least eight will open up.