Plan to dim Field of Dreams light pollution
Following years of complaints from residents living near the Lake Travis Youth Association’s “Field of Dreams” about bright lights shining into their homes, the association has come up with a 10-year, $1.2 million plan that will address neighbors’ concerns while still allowing young athletes to use the fields in the evening.
The sports complex at 13909 W. Texas 71 includes several baseball, softball and soccer fields on about 19.5 acres of land in Bee Cave. A combination of permanent and mobile/temporary lighting are spread out throughout the complex.
On the east side of the property are three baseball/ softball fields with 70-foot pole lighting. At the center of the property are three baseball fields, which are unlit, and to the west of that is one soccer field that has six 70-foot poles and two other soccer fields that use mobile, generator-powered lighting.
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