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Boise Parks and Recreation Commission to discuss McDevitt lacrosse fields

A proposal to install three lighted lacrosse fields at the Charles F. MCdevitt Sports Complex has sparked concerns among neighbors about traffic in the area, Boise Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Amy Stahl said.

The Parks and Recreation Commission has changed the location of its monthly meeting to accommodate people who live near the complex, Stahl said.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 4 p.m., Feb. 21, in the Boise First Community Center’s Fireside Room, 3852 N. Eagle Road.

The public will also have until Feb. 21 to give opinions on the proposal to install the lacrosse fields — two with synthetic turf and one with natural grass.

A plan for the complex would include a restroom and concessions building, baseball field lights and scoreboards, pathways, landscaping and additional parking.

City officials haven’t calculated the cost of the upgrades yet. Private donations solicited by youth sports organizations would pay for the upgrades.

The Charles F. McDevitt Sports Complex is a 20-acre special use park located at 5101 N. Eagle Rd. The primary area to be discussed is a 10-acre undeveloped corner of the park next to Eagle Road. The current master plan features a community center at the site.

Maps showing the current and proposed master plans are available on the Boise Parks and Recreation website at http://bit.ly/masterplancomments.

To submit feedback on this proposal, contact project manager Kelly Burrows a tkburrows@cityofboise.org or 208-608-7634.

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