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.
The tendering of the new Ball Diamonds will be completed in early 2021 with construction slated to start as early as May (weather dependent). It is expected that construction will be fully completed by the fall of 2021.
The current plan for the new facility will feature 5 diamonds, 4 275’ diamonds and a 5th larger 350’ diamond, but this is subject to change depending on the prices received by the Town from prospective bidders during tendering.
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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