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Parks Boss Lays out Plans for Ball Park Move

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One of La Crosse’s busiest intersections is a lousy place for a baseball field. That’s what city park director Steve Carlyon has said for years about Powell Park, at the corner of Jackson and West Avenue. Carlyon now has a plan to move the ball diamond from Powell to Isle La Plume, near Kootch Carroll field. He says that would allow the city to develop a specialized playground at Powell.

 

Carlyon says only a handful of communities around the country have such a playground designed for the abilities of kids with autism. The city plan commission reviewed the Isle La Plume plan yesterday.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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