The parks authority agreed that it will let the permitting process continue with no changes, and will address the project’s plans when a decision is returned by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The parks authority also agreed to shut down Colston Park and begin the process of transitioning it into a greenspace.
In part, the decision was made because of issues with people practicing softball and hitting balls into the homes nearby. The board directed Northam to decommission the field and begin the process of tearing down the fences and netting.
Future city softball leagues will be played at Vissing Park.