The new and improved Grant Park was recently officially opened by City of Abbotsford officials, and the facility is now accessible to all users.
Three new baseball diamonds were built, including one for players with disabilities in the Abbotsford Angels’ Challenger division. Previously the park had just one field.
Along with the diamonds, the park added more parking, better dugouts, and a wheelchair-friendly playground. The facility also has year-round washrooms.
The building permit and request for proposal ran from February 2019 to May 2019, with construction occurring from June 2019 to this year.
These updates to Grant Park were made possible by 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 Funds.