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Parents and Players Enjoy New Kiwanis Park Ball Fields

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YAKIMA, Wash.--Fifty baseball teams from all around the state checked out the brand new baseball fields at Kiwanis Park in Yakima over the weekend.

The lighted ball fields cost around $3 million and took 15 years to fully complete.

Funding came from the city, Yakima Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis clubs and the Yakima School District.

Parents and players NBC Right Now spoke with said that money was well spent.

"The kids like to come play at nice facilities," said parent Seth Elwood. "Lights, play at night, they love it."


Parents said making the three to four hour drive is a lot easier, when you know your kids have a nice, safe place to play ball.

Kiwanis Club Members said the new fields can accommodate hundreds, if not thousands of baseball players.

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