Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

April 12, 2014

Video: Young's Park field seeing improvements

Steve Woodhouse

Knoxville — City of Knoxville crews have been busy working on the baseball field at Young's Park, with plans to renovate a forgotten field behind the Kiwanis Miracle Playground. 

Public Works Supervisor Dennis Webb told the Journal-Express that the infield of the ball field will soon be replaced by lime, courtesy of Knoxville High School Softball. The softball team recently had a new infield installed and has donated the old lime to the City. This will minimize costs of the improvement. 

The outfield will also be procured to look better this season. Plans are in the works to make similar improvements to a field, not used very often, on the other side of the park.

The baselines to first and third will also be lengthend. The longer baselines are intended to accommodate youth baseball regulations. 

Webb hopes to organize either a baseball or a softball tournament as part of the June Jamboree. There is no firm date for the Jamboree at this time. From there, he is hopeful that the fields will be used even more. 

Many of the improvements to Knoxville's parks recently have been spurred by local service clubs. In the video accompanying this article, Webb thanks all of these clubs for their contributions and pride in Knoxville.