Park Board approves DeLaSalle plan

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved the final plan for DeLaSalle High School’s athletic field on Wednesday.

The Park Board also voted on a request to the City Council asking that artificial turf be installed on the DeLaSalle field. Commissioners said they would like to see the same turf that was installed at Parade Stadium, a field west of the Walker’s Sculpture Garden.

At the Park Board’s next meeting on Sept. 19, commissioners will discuss designating more regional park land to the Metropolitan Council. They’ve already designated 2.9 acres on the riverfront north of Plymouth Avenue on the West Bank, but the Metropolitan Council has asked for more. According to Park Board General Manager Don Siggelkow, they have yet to determine how much. "We would like to designate as much as they would be willing to accept," he said.