All-Star Park at Gilbert de la O Fields

Project Overview Overview:The City of Saint Paul Department of Parks and Recreation has secured funding to renovate the existing ball fields at El Rio Vista - Gilbert de la O fields. Two major funding sources include our local CIB program and a grant from Major League Baseball.

Phase I - Major League Baseball funded youth baseball field

In July 2014, the Twin Cities will play host to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. As part of the events surrounding the All-Star game, the City of Saint Paul received a grant from Major League Baseball to renovate the youth baseball field at the Gilbert de la O fields. The improvements include a 200' irrigated natural turf playing field, lighting, new fencing, covered dugouts, and a new scoreboard. Work on the field will be complete by mid June in order to provide enough time for the sod field to establish in time for the July All-Star Game. Project updates

May 6, 2014Today, we held a Pre-Construction meeting with the contractor for the Griggs Play Area. He indicated they plan to start on May 19th and should have construction wrapped up in about two months (Mid-July)

Phase II - Multipurpose Field

Phase II of the El Rio Vista Ball Field reconstruction consists of installation of an artificial turf multipurpose field surface with fencing, lighting, and other site amenities. Project Information Project Manager: Bryan Murphy Email: Phone: 651-266-6411 Project Funding: CIB, Major League Baseball