The City of Shakopee partnered with the Shakopee School District and the Shakopee Youth Baseball Association to construct a full-sized baseball field on 10 acres of undeveloped land at Tahpah Park.
Update Sept. 15: The full-size baseball field is complete, and staff is working through the final punch list items. The Parks Maintenance Division seeded the infield and the grass is establishing very nicely. The ball field is planned to be used in spring 2018. The area to the east of the new baseball field has been graded and prepped for a future 12-13-year-old baseball field. Construction of the smaller field is scheduled for 2019.
Tahpah Park has 10 undeveloped acres on its west side. Two baseball fields are planned for this area: a youth 12-13-year-old field and a full-size baseball field.
When reviewing the 2017 Park Reserve projects, the City Council identified the construction of one field as a priority project. It was determined that the two fields would be built in two different phases. The first phase includes site preparation for both fields and the construction of the full-size baseball field.
The 2017 Park Reserve Fund allocates $275,000 for the design and construction of a baseball field at Tahpah Park. The Shakopee School District has agreed to contribute $150,000 and SYBA will contribute $75,000 over five years. The total amount available for the project is $500,000.