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SPORTSDESK - A regular meeting of the Stevens Point Board of Park Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:30 pm to, in part, discuss organized activities and sports in city parks. The public is invited to attend the meeting virtually via Zoom (information at bottom of page).

The board will debate the use and reopening of Bukolt and Zenoff parks, among others, during the meeting. The parks have been shut down since Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, ordered them closed on March 25th. The Portage County Health Department has approved the safety of the plans submitted by area sports teams regarding how they will use the facilities. The public is encouraged to positively petition local elected and appointed officials (contact information at bottom of page) and encourage them to reopen the parks.

Area softball and baseball coaches are attempting to salvage a summer season that could involve other central Wisconsin teams. The State American Legion Baseball League voted on May 9th to cancel its annual season. With a void in the summer baseball and softball schedule, one of the needed ingredients to start a league is use of facilities for training, practice, and play.

The City of Marshfield, by a vote of 6-4, in it's Common Council meeting on May 26th, approved the use of its city owned baseball and softball diamonds. The Marshfield facilities are open as of June 1st and could help set the precedent for other municipalities in the area to open their sporting venues.

The Village of Plover does not have a specific agenda item on any upcoming meeting notice to discuss the reopening of Memorial Field or Woyak Community Sports Complex. Roy Hopfensperger is listed as the village parks manager and the village website indicates a contact number of 715-345-5257 for Mr. Hopfensperger.

REGULAR MEETING Board of Park Commissioners June 3, 2020 ­ 6:30 PM (

Meeting will be held via Zoom online meeting Click to Connect:

Zoom Meeting Dial in Number: (312)­626­6799 ­

Meeting ID: 813 3405 8832­

Password: 269591

Current Stevens Point Board of Park Commissioners

Ald. Jeremy Slowinski 4501 Pleasant View: 715-340-8494

Ald. David Shorr 2509 Peck Street: 715-544-4121

Ald. Mykeerah Zarazua 740 Sixth Avenue: 715-347-6622

Bob Freckman –

John Okonek –

Liz McDonald –

Matt Kirsch –

Mike Glodosky –

Shaun Przybylski –

Sue Hall –

Wayne Sorenson –

Dan Kremer –

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