Awarded the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Award in Park Design Excellence for this project in May 2022
The Grant Park Sports Field Redevelopment project was undertaken in partnership with the Abbotsford Angels Baseball Association to improve the City of Abbotsford’s baseball facilities.
The City received funding through a $100,000 Field of Dreams grant from the Blue Jay’s Jays Care Foundation and $37,000 from the 2016 BC Summer Games Legacy Fund. In 2018, the City developed a new Masterplan for parks, recreation, and culture – this project is one example of that plan being realized. The new field features two Under 9 baseball fields with dugouts and one baseball field with synthetic turf, designed for participants with unique abilities.
Grant Park is now completely accessible to all users and includes eight additional accessible parking spots in closer proximity to the facilities, a new accessible washroom building for people with disabilities, an accessible picnic shelter, and an inclusive playground for children of all ages. The fields also feature an efficient irrigation system that uses ground water from well and rain gardens. Bioswales have also been designed to infiltrate stormwater into the ground to avoid overloading the City’s infrastructure.
The City of Abbotsforsd was awarded the BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) Award in Park Design Excellence for this project in May 2022.
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