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Monday October 3rd, 2016

Posted at 10:00am

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A public meeting is planned for this week to discuss the future of the Riverside Baseball Park and former Riverside Memorial Arena lands.

“We have a plan that we’d like to get feedback on from members of our community,” said Riverside Minor Baseball Association Past President and Committee Chair Bill Kell. “This space has been public land for the last 80 years and we’d like to see it continue to be a community asset for decades to come.”

The Association, in cooperation with a number of community partners, has developed a conceptual plan for the site. The plan includes an event stage, multi-use trail, and an accessible “Miracle Field” that is a specially-designed diamond which can host wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

The plan also incorporates the current features of the park including the two baseball diamonds, Riverside Centennial Pool, as well as relocating the memorial cenotaph to a prominent position, emphasizing the “memorial” roots of the space.

“At this point, we are presenting what’s possible for this space. This meeting is a chance for residents to weigh in on what they’d like to see at the park if it’s going to continue to be a community asset,” Kell added.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 4th at 7pm at the Riverside Minor Baseball Association facility at 6865 Ontario Street.

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