Todd Anderson Field
Todd Anderson Field in Brooklyn Park is the only adaptive softball field in Minnesota developed specially for people with disabilities. Located in Brooklyn Park, Todd Anderson Field opened in August 2012 and has since hosted the World Series of Wheelchair Softball and other prominent events. This color-coated asphalt surface is home to the Rolling Twins and Junior Rolling Twins and is dedicated to Todd Anderson, an internationally recognized expert and innovator in the design of artificial limbs.
Todd Anderson Field puts athletes with physical challenges on an even playing field with each other, and is a great fit for social and competitive games, as well as health, wellness and leisure activities. The field features a movable fence along with a permanent outfield fence for easy configuration for different events. Next to Todd Anderson Field in Northwoods Park, you can also find an all-accessible playground with smooth surfaces and ramps, auditory elements, transfer stations, an accessible swing and play components for the visually impaired.
About Todd Anderson: After the loss of his right foot due to a motorcycle accident in 1981, Todd went back to school to become a Certified Prosthetist, and he authored many respected clinical works during his career. "He decided he could learn to make his own legs and went back to school for that," his wife Diane said. Todd also became active in adaptive sports. He set a world record in the 200-meter run in Sweden in 1986, five years after he lost his foot, and was an eight-time National Tournament Most Valuable Player as third baseman for the St. Paul Rolling Thunder. Todd was a Hall of Fame Inductee of the National Wheelchair Softball Association, a member of the U.S. Disabled Volleyball team, and a winner of multiple awards for archery. A born teacher and mentor, Todd Anderson became an inspiration for the adaptive sports community, and his legacy lives on in this exceptional field.
Directions:7600 107th Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445