With a donation from the Minnesota Twins, and a last donation from the Redwood Falls Adult Softball Association, an outfield fence at Johnson Park softball field will soon be replaced.
This fence replacement was on the city’s list for 2022, once Parks and Rec staff noticed the fence was leaning. On inspection, staff noticed the fence had been installed incorrectly, with the poles on the inside of the fence instead of the outside.
This past winter, Redwood Falls Parks & Rec Director Ross Nachreiner submitted a Minnesota Twins Grant on behalf of the Redwood Falls Adult Softball Association. Nachreiner learned the city had been awarded $9,000 towards the fence replacement project. The Redwood Falls Adult Softball Association also committed $10,000 towards the project. The remainder of the funds will come out of the City/Joint SB account.
Quotes include one from Century Fence in the amount of $22,050 and one from Oberg Fence Co. in the amount $21,393.
On Tuesday, the city council voted to accept the donations from the Minnesota Twins Grant and the Redwood Falls Adult Softball Association. They also approval a bid to complete the fencing project at Johnson Park Softball Field by Oberg Fencing Co. in the amount of $22,050.
The donation from the Redwood Falls Adult Softball Association is notable because it closes the chapter on this group. The softball association has been in existence for more than 35 years, contributing to the leagues and fields in Redwood Falls. The city’s adult softball league will continue, but without the association’s support.