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Veterans Memorial Park. Photo courtesy: City of Dubuque

VETERANS' MEMORIAL PARK. Opened in August 1967, the park is located adjacent to the WAHLERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL parking lot north of Kane Street. When opened the facilities, developed at a cost of $89,700, included two softball fields, a baseball field, four tennis courts, and a volleyball area. Much of the credit for the development went to Nicholas SUTTON.

Plans in December 2017 for a Miracle League Baseball Field, a ballpark for children with disabilities, were moving ahead. The complex would also have an all inclusive playground, and pavilion. With an estimated 1,700 children with some type of disability in the DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, project leaders believed a ballpark like this was needed. Even more children are counting on this outside of the city. The Miracle League was working on the final agreement with the city of Dubuque. If went as planned, construction would start in the spring, with games starting in the fall. The total cost of the project was estimated to be $3.5 million. (1)



1. Descorbeth, Shirley. "Plans for Inclusive Baseball Field in Dubuque Moving Forward," KWWL.com, December 13, 2017, Online: http://www.kwwl.com/story/37062498/2017/12/13/plans-for-inclusive-baseball-field-in-dubuque-moving-forward