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 May 24: 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 on April 18. Work began at the beginning of May and will continue through mid-July. The contractor received permission to work Saturdays beginning at 7 a.m. to complete work before the weekend ball tournaments begin. The ball field is planned to be complete by July 15. City staff will then complete the ball field seeding to establish turf yet this summer. The ball field is planned to be used in spring 2018.
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.