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Posted on: May 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Park & Recreation Field Condition Update

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If the planning, execution, and weather cooperate, all city fields should be open next week 5/14/18, except McMorrow.  Athletic Fields have been evaluated based upon current conditions and the weather outlook and considers the potential for long term damage and ultimately the safety of field users  Here is a breakdown of field conditions today 5/11/18:


Harmon Park Field:  Open for use

Veterans Field baseball/softball:  Open for use.  Outfield fences will be installed next week.  NOTE: Veterans Field 23 will be temporarily closed for one week to undergo renovation starting Monday, May 14.  The improvements will include the excavation and replacement of ag-lime, installation of draintile, and crowning and grading of the field to improve drainage.  Scheduled field users have been notified. 

McGuire Field baseball:  Open for scheduled use.  Four games are scheduled for Saturday 5/12/18 at 11:00 AM, 2:30, 5:00, and 7:30 PM.  If your team would like to use the field this season, please schedule with Shannon Young if you have not already done so.

Kaposia Landing baseball and softball: Fields remains closed today through Sunday, May 13th.  Draintile installation will conclude today.  Field restoration, including sodding, will conclude on Monday 5/14/18, weather permitting.  Scheduled field activities, including the start of the independent adult softball leagues, will begin regularly next weekweather permitting. NOTE: The South St. Paul High School is hosting a Fastpitch B Squad softball tournament Saturday 5/12/18 at Kaposia Landing, games at 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00 noon with the fields set up utilizing 200’ temporary fences, inside the draintile installation areas.  The fields will be closed the rest of the weekend.  

McMorrow Field soccer:  Fields remain closed through mid-summer.  The field turf areas at McMorrow Field continue to thicken and mature after renovation.  If conditions allow, we are tentatively planning opening for organized activity in late July. 

Batting cages are available for use upon request. Please make individual arrangements with Shannon Young at syoung@sspmn.org or 651-366-6200.

If the status changes on any particular field, Shannon Young will be in direct contact with that field’s specific users to provide an update and confirm scheduling.


 


 


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