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According to the Columbus Dispatch, a $20 million, privately-funded sports complex that will include six baseball diamonds, an indoor arena and a variety of other amenities is coming to a 1,200-acre site in Orange Township. The concept is similar the plans for the Planet Oasis project which is also slated for a location in Delaware County.

Demand for recreational facilities continues to grow in the area. Orange Township’s population has swelled to more than 30,000 — about twice that of the city of Worthington and triple the township’s figure in 1990. Tony Eyerman, an Evans Farm partner who specializes in landscaping and land use, said the project will be akin to Berliner Park in Columbus, which hosts major softball tournaments.

“We’ve kind of taken it up a notch from an upscale park to something that could be a regional destination,” he said. “It certainly will meet all of the community’s needs and our residents’ needs.”

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