El Rio Vista - Gilbert De La O Athletic Field

Project Description

Improvements to the El Rio Vista (Gilbert De La O) Athletic Fields include the development of a multi-purpose artificial turf field with for sports such as football, soccer, lacrosse, and baseball and softball. Other improvements may include lighting, landscaping, improved circulation and site furnishings.

Project Background

The current El Rio Vista athletic fields are in poor condition due to bad soils, poor drainage, and high use. Additionally, the community has very limited athletic field space due to adjacent large land uses such as the downtown airport and also many steep slopes in the area. Safety concerns centered around the poor condition of the fields have influenced many local athletic teams to avoid the field in favor of alternate locations.

Project Timeline

Update: 8/1/16
Field construction is  making steady progress and is on schedule to be completed in Mid-September (weather pending). Project presentation boards will be available for viewing during National Night Out at the Wellstone Center on Tuesday August 2nd from 4:00 PM -7:00 PM.

Update: 3/31/16
Field construction is scheduled to begin shortly after May 5th and and be completed in September 2016.

Community Outreach

2015 National Night Out

Meeting with Parque Castillo Project Group
November 19, 2015 - Wellstone Center Room 212

Meeting with Parque Castillo Project Group
January 27, 2016 - Wellstone Center Room 212