The City of Shakopee is partnering 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 April 18: The City Council awarded a contract to Rachel Contracting in the amount of $464,626.70 for the construction of a baseball field at Tahpah Park West.
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 plans to contribute up to $150,000 and SYBA will contribute $75,000 over five years. The total amount available for the project is $500,000.