The Town of Devon is proposing the relocation of the Field of Dreams, Devon’s south ball diamonds this fall to make room for future commercial/industrial growth on the land at the corner of HWY 19 and 60. The proposed plan will see the ball diamonds moved west of HWY 60 to a parcel of Town-owned land.
To accommodate Devon’s ball diamonds users, the Field of Dreams will remain open until the end of the 2020 season.
Bringing development to Devon continues to be a priority of Council and the lands the Field of Dreams currently occupies is one of the most viable places to bring commercial/industrial growth due to its proximity to Highway 19, Highway 60 and the Devon Business Park.
Landscaping and grading of the land in the new diamond development has begun and construction of the ball diamonds is scheduled to begin this spring. Weather permitting, we expect construction to be complete by the end of the fall and the new diamonds ready to play ball in spring 2022.
The plan for the new ball diamond development will feature 5 diamonds in total, with four 275’ diamonds and a fifth larger 350’ diamond for baseball.
When the Field of Dreams was originally constructed it was supposed to be temporary as this land was always intended to be used for future non-residential development.
The Town is now looking for a permanent location for the Field of Dreams and the land west of HWY 60 that borders the future HWY 60 interchange fits the needs of the diamonds.
The proposed plan will see the Field of Dreams closed at the end of the 2020 ball season.
The future highway alignment will not affect the ball diamonds and in fact, once complete will benefit the diamonds through improved access.
The Town is including the Maskwâcis Nations in the consultation process as it moves through the preliminary phases of this project to ensure it is upholding its Treaty responsibilities.
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