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. The new ball diamonds are expected to be complete for the 2021 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. With your support, we can make this relocation process as well-planned and efficient as possible so we are ready to play all in the new location in 2021!
Help us envision the new ball diamonds through our public survey
Drop in to learn more about the project and share any feedback with Council and Administration.
Date: Monday, Mar. 2, 2020
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Place: Devon Community Centre - Braun Hall
Share any comments you have with Town of Devon Council for or against the redesignation of land to facilitate this future development.
Date: Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Town of Devon Office – Council Chambers (#1 Columbia Ave. West, Devon, AB)
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 as of Aug. 1, 2020. The goal is to have the new ball diamonds ready to go for the start of the 2021 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.