North news briefs: New Castle Field ready for its debut in Anoka

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 18, 2013 - 3:54 PM

A rendering of the new Anoka Castle Field, which will host a baseball game for the first time on July 3.

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Time to play ball at new Castle Field

The first baseball game on the new Castle Field will be played on Wednesday evening, July 3. A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site near Anoka High School will start at 6 p.m., and the game will begin at 6:30. It will feature former Anoka American Legion team members.

The original Castle Field was built in 1950 and saw duty until last summer.

There will be limited play this summer at the new site along Seventh Avenue. For further information, visit the Castle Field page on the city of Anoka’s website:


Park system offering bicycle rentals

The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department is offering bike rentals at the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park, Bunker Hills Regional Park (Campground Visitor Center), and Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Regional Park (Campground Visitor Center). Prices range from $5 per hour for youth bikes to $8 per hour for tandem bikes. Helmets and locks are provided at no extra charge.

For further information, call 763-757-3920.


Kids’ fishing pond opens next week

Brooklyn Park will open a fishing pond next Wednesday in front of its Community Activity Center, at 5600 85th Av. N. A grand opening will be held that day featuring the annual Cops n’ Kids fishing contest (all spots are filled).

The pond, intended mainly for kids and senior citizens, was built with help from area businesses and organizations and the state Department of Natural Resources. The project was led by Police Inspector Mark Bruley and streets superintendent Steve Nauer.

The fishing tournament is presented by the Brooklyn Park and Champlin police departments and sponsored by Cabela’s and Target.

Coon Rapids

Hwy. 10 project open house today

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will host an open house today to answer questions about the Hwy. 10 resurfacing and improvement project.

Work begins in July and continues through October. Crews will be working between Fairoak Avenue in Anoka and Hanson Boulevard in Coon Rapids. Motorists will encounter lane and shoulder closures.

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