Volunteers plan to clean up flooded DeKalb baseball fields

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DECATUR, Ga. —

Heavy rain Wednesday night flooded a DeKalb County park.

Peachtree Creek overflowed and flooded the baseball fields at Medlock Park in Decatur.

The season’s first baseball practice is scheduled for Monday, leaving parents with concerns about getting the fields ready in time.

Neighbors said the last time they saw flooding this bad was after heavy rain in 2009.

Longtime resident Gary Mitchell said he only sees the problem getting worse.

“Seventeen years ago, when I was a little boy playing over here, the county kept the creek dredged out. Then the EPA said, ‘No, you can’t. You’re destroying the wildlife,’” Mitchell said.

Volunteers will help clean up the Druid Hills Youth Sports Fields on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.