Chad Stroschein, owner of Dells Nursing and Rehab Center, approached the Dell Rapids Little League about the idea of creating this field in the open space by the facility last year after the baseball season had ended. He noticed the difficulties in finding field time for the 30 to 40 youth baseball (ages 6-12), softball (ages 6-14), and T-ball (ages 4-5) teams Dell Rapids has every year. The idea was met with excitement by all the board members. As spring time approached, Stroschein, also a Dell Rapids Little League board member, again brought up the plans to make the space a playable field.
Work has been ongoing since the snow melt to get the field ready to go by the time youth baseball and softball seasons start at the end of May. The extra field space will be used by Dell Rapids youth teams along with fields A, B and C at city park on the north side of the river, fields E and F on the south side of the river, Brown Park, and the St Mary field just east of St Mary School.
Not only will this help the youth leagues, it will be an added bonus to the residents who will be able to watch games all summer long, which Stroschein said they will enjoy all season.