Twelve acres for the yet-unnamed park is being donated by the Terminal Railroad and the local school district. Plans call for four basketball courts, a volleyball court, three play areas, three picnic pavilions, a tennis court and a baseball diamond. A nature trail may eventually be added. If all goes well, benefits will spread beyond Brooklyn, Tiemann predicts.
"It's not unusual to meet people in many of the communities around here who recall and remember the good times they've had at Brooklyn playing baseball," Tiemann says. "We feel that can be returned."