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Kennewick School Board approves plan to honor Cooper Larson

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick School District leaders are in agreement on a baseball field to honor and remember a little boy who died of cancer.

Back in February, school board members turned down a request to turn a field at the Kennewick American Youth Baseball site into a private park to honor four year old Cooper Larson.

 Neighbors had voiced concerns about the changes, but an agreement was approved Wednesday night to renovate field two at the park to make it a lasting tribute to the little boy who died when he was just four years old.

"It should be a really great asset to the community when it's finished, so we're glad to see it moving forward, yet we will continue to address the concerns of neighbors as to anything they brought forward to us," said Lorraine Cooper with the Kennewick School District.

The district actually owns the property the baseball fields are on. One of the only concerns now is a center field wall that will be modified, but now that the plan has been approved, work will begin.