Spring programming underway, while summer programs, events and activities taking shape

    Crookston Parks and Recreation Supervisor Scott Butt told the Crookston Park Board this week that the city has been awarded two baseball tournaments this summer for 15U and 13U, and that a few spring activities have already started. The tournaments, which Butt projects will be held August 2, 3, and 4, could bring approximately 15 teams to the community and they are considering using more fields than they have in the past.

    “With that tournament there’s usually a lot of people in town,” said Butt. “It will be good for the community and kids will play once or twice a day.”

    Butt also mentioned that Football Skills & Drills and In-House Baseball is underway with practices on the turf in the Gold Arena at the Crookston Sports Center.

    “The in-house (baseball) league with East Grand Forks starts in May and they’re still searching for 10U and 12U coaches,” he added.

    Butt told the Board they’re also considering starting another level of fast pitch softball for 13 year old and 16 year old girls as he said “once they’re done with school ball they put their gloves away for the summer.” There’s a league they could possibly join with Red Lake Falls, he added.

    He continued saying they’re still looking for a new Club Kid supervisor and that tennis and golf are in good shape.

    “Maybe we could throw something together for disc golf for kids to learn it, possibly during Club Kid,” added Parks & Rec Director Scott Riopelle. “We are planning on putting in a second course at Castle Park, too.”