Minnesota Twins, Toro Foundation Team Up to Revitalize Northwoods Park
An army of volunteers set out to make significant improvements on Tuesday to a ballfield in Brooklyn Park. The charity arm of the Minnesota Twins teamed up with the Toro Foundation to spearhead efforts to revitalize Northwoods Park, the city’s signature youth baseball complex.
More than 125 volunteers signed up to help, including T.C. Bear, the Twins mascot. The work included improving the pitching mound and making soil improvements to help the grass.
“We want to make sure kids keep playing baseball and softball because of the life lessons that they can learn. And we want them to come and have fun,” said Kristin Rortvedt, executive director of the Twins Community Fund. “It’s been a long two years of the pandemic, and making sure kids have a safe place to play is what we are all about.”
The Toro Foundation and the Twins Community Fund also donated $10,000 each to Brooklyn Park’s recreation and park programs.
It was actually the Twins that reached out to Brooklyn Park to determine what field needed work. That’s how Northwoods Park was picked.
“Having two great corporate entities come into our community to do this project today is amazing,” said Brooklyn Park Mayor Lisa Jacobson. “As a mom, I’ve spent many hours at this park.”