Jesus Coronado’s regular job with the city of Stephenville is as its parks and cemeteries supervisor, but at the moment, he’s also acting as interim director of community services.

The E-T asked Coronado to give us an update on what people are up to now that spring is here and sports and fun activities are breaking out all over.

“Our parks crew has been working hard on the resurfacing of both the Saint-Gobain and Optimist softball fields. We are going away from the chat material to a red clay/conditioner mix, which will give the players a better playing surface, and allow us to have baseball games on these fields also,“ Coronado said.

“The change will have a huge impact on the Stephenville Sox baseball tournament this weekend as the teams competing will not only enjoy the new playing surface, but this will also give them an actual baseball field that will enhance their play.”

As was reported in the E-T last week, Jeremy Allen’s research on the financial impact of the Sox tournament could amount to as much as $300,000 in overall revenue for the city’s hotels, restaurants and retail stores.

Coronado also gave updates on other activities.

“Splashville is gearing up for its upcoming 2017 season with new and exciting things that will give the venue a different look and feel," he said. "Recreation Superintendent Hawk Scott and Recreation Coordinator Cherisa Verastigue are working hard to make this summer a fun one for everybody that visits Splashville."

Season passes are on sale right now through May 8 for $75 — that’s a $40 dollar savings.

“Our baseball season kicks off next week and we are looking forward to seeing our youth players develop and have fun enjoying America’s favorite pastime," Coronado said.

Season schedules are available at — with the 8U division schedule coming soon.