Recent developments with this project
July 14, 2016 - The Vancouver Park Board has received a request from the Hastings Community Little League to name two baseball diamonds in Hastings Community Park. The league would like to name the main baseball field "Richard Saunders Field" and the smaller, rookie baseball field "Volunteer Field".
Richard Saunders has volunteered with the Hastings Community Little League for more than 30 years in various roles, including coach and president, and raised substantial funding for field renovations.
Learn more at an upcoming open house.
Event date: July 18, 2016, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Hastings Community Centre boardroom, 3096 East Hastings Street
Construction begins with groundbreaking ceremony on July 18
July 16, 2014 – The Vancouver Park Board is holding a groundbreaking ceremony that will kick off the reconstruction of the little league baseball diamonds at Hastings Community Park. The groundbreaking takes place Friday, July 18 at 10:30am.
Attend the November 21 information meeting
October 16, 2013 – Learn more about the Little League Diamond upgrade project at the upcoming information meeting.
Event date: November 21, 2013, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Hastings Community Centre Auditorium, 3096 East Hastings Street
Baseball diamond assessed
August 22, 2013 – A site survey and geotechnical assessment was completed.
Renovation project receives $150,000 grant from Jays Care Foundation
July 16, 2013 – The Toronto Blue Jays, through Jays Care Field of Dreams grant program, have committed $150,000 towards rebuilding two baseball diamonds at Hastings Community Park. This grant program invests in the creation of safe youth spaces, including baseball fields, across Canada so that all kids can reach their full potential.
These funds will play a significant role in providing much-needed improvements to the baseball diamonds, including backstop replacements, diamond reconfiguration, soil and sod replacement, and drainage and sprinkler installation.
This renovation will allow HCLL to host the 2016 National Little League Championship, expand its programming by 72 players, and create additional field times for all players.
Consultant hired to design upgrades and monitor construction
July 2013 – The Vancouver Park Board has retained Van Der Zalm & Associates to provide design and construction monitoring services.