Impressed teams are spreading the word on quality event in Crookston

    Crookston Parks & Recreation Supervisor Scott Butt told the Park Board this week that the baseball tournament in late June was a success. So much so that some teams are going to spread the word after being reportedly “enamored” with the park and fields.

    Butt said they were “very fortunate” that Crookston’s own 12U team finished in second place and the 10U team won their section of the tournament. He added that the fans were great, too, and Crookston Parks & Rec Director Scott Riopelle continued saying the teams liked the meal as well.

    “I’d like to see this tournament turn into something where more teams will be lined up to get in rather than open it up and get too big that you forget about the little things,” explained Butt.

    “Would an additional weekend work?” City Finance Director Angel Weasner asked Butt referring to expansion possibilities to which he replied in agreement saying he want to make sure it’s “something really special” for the kids.

    During the Park Board’s tour of Highland Park, Butt went over some future projects and what he hopes they could make happen sometime down the road.

    “The infields are being renovated and we’ll be adjusting the fences, plus we’d like to put cement under where the benches are,” he detailed. “Eventually we’d like to build dugouts (at the softball fields) and maybe cover the benches to protect the players during weather.”