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.
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.
|Approval of final plans and specifications||City Council||Feb. 21, 2017|
|Bid awarded to Rachel Contracting||City Council||April 18, 2017|
|Construction begins||Rachel Contracting||May 1, 2017|
|Full-size field completed||Rachel Contracting||Sept. 15, 2017|
|Full-size field available for use||Spring 2018|
|12- to 13-year-old field to be constructed|
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.