Reston Association to rename field in Brown’s Chapel Park after longtime worker

Brown’s Chapel Park includes the historic church its named after as well as recreational facilities (Via Google Maps)

Reston Association could rename a field to honor a grounds maintenance supervisor, Richie Zeisler, who worked for the organization for over 45 years.

“Among all his duties, building, maintaining, and preparing the RA baseball fields for each season was his passion,” Michael McNamara, director of maintenance and environmental resources for RA, said in a memo signed by workers.

The board of directors is slated to approve the renaming at its Thursday meeting as part of its consent calendar, where items are rolled into a group for expected approval.

Zeisler died in July and spent decades in his final role with the association. He was a “lifelong NY Yankee fan and a true follower of the game,” known for wearing the team’s hat and keeping copies of every single Yankee game box score when he wasn’t scoring the game himself, the memo noted.

“With a rake in his hand and a determination to make each field look like Yankee stadium, Richie would make sure each RA baseball field was in peak condition when the season started,” association staff wrote.

Brown’s Chapel field #1 would be renamed as Richie Zeisler Field.

Photo via Google Maps

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