Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation

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The sand volleyball courts near Arena Park in Cape Girardeau have been reopened after being shut down for the majority of last week. Two teenage girls had discovered paring knives hidden in the sand on May 20, causing the parks and recreation department to close the facility that evening.

 

Staff combed through the sand the following morning with rakes and metal detectors to check for any other hidden items.

 

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The sand volleyball courts near Arena Park in Cape Girardeau have been closed for the majority of the week after two teenage girls discovered paring knives hidden in the sand on Monday. One sustained a minor cut to her leg.

Parks and Recreation director Julia Jones says staff closed the facility Monday evening, and combed through the sand the following morning with rakes and metal detectors to check for any other hidden items.

She says they encourage park goers to keep a watchful eye out for any suspicious activity.

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Due to bridge construction, the Cape LaCroix Trail on Kingshighway near Hobby Lobby will close next Tuesday, Apr. 23.

According to Parks Division Manager Brock Davis, the trail will be closed intermittently for roughly three weeks.

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be performing the work.

“They’ll just need to close the trail as needed,” says Davis. “Of course, the weekends will be open because they won’t be doing any work on weekends.”

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A design-build team has been selected to make changes to Capaha Field. The Cape Girardeau City Council chose Penzel Construction Company and Gray Design Group on Monday to give Capaha Park a fresh look, not only for the upcoming Southeast Redhawks baseball season, but for the entrance of the Catfish, a new collegiate wood-bat league which will begin playing in June of 2019.

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Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center experienced one of it’s most successful opening weekends last week after having recovered from a February fire on their water pump house.

On the morning of Feb. 3, Cape Girardeau fire chief Rick Ennis spotted unusual smoke coming from the Cape Splash pump house while traveling on Kingshighway. By the time the fire department had arrived at the scene, the fire and smoke had already done most of the damage, costing nearly $750,000.

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