Carrie Jane Gray Park
LOCATION: 2440 Massey Drive
Carrie Jane Gray Park is Prince George's large, multi-purpose green and athletic space. The Park, named after the city's first female mayor, is approximately 36 hectares in size and contains a number of fields and facilities to accommodate a wide range of sports.
Carrie Jane Gray Park includes many facilities
The Park hosts softball and baseball tournaments
Carrie Jane Gray tennis court
Masich Stadium, Prince George's preeminent locale for spectator sports and events, is also located inside the park. The Stadium is the City's premier facility for athletic and spectator sports. This multi-functional facility hosted the BC Summer Games and is the primary venue for the Prince George Track and Field Club. Masich Place Stadium is also used by the community for a variety of sports and special events, including public walking and other activities. The field and facilities are available for booking.
Masich Place Stadium
LOCATION: 2121 Massey Drive (within Carrie Jane Gray Park and close to Prince George Secondary school)
Masich Place Stadium received a series of upgrades to help meet a number of growing community needs. Improvements include:
- A new synthetic turf infield that meets the regulations for a FIFA soccer field and CFL football field.
- Permanent throws and jumps facilities.
- Synthetic running track resurfacing.
- Exterior painting of the grandstand structure.
- New landscaping with fencing, irrigation, pathways, and berm area.
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Citizen Baseball Field
LOCATION: 2445 Del Laverdure Way
Carrie Jane Gray Park's centrepiece ball diamond is the national-calibre Citizen Baseball Field. The Field hosted the 2009, 2011, and 2013 World Baseball Challenge and has been used for national and provincial youth and adult baseball championships. Some of its amenities include:
- A lit ball diamond with 119 metre fence line and a shortened left field featuring a five (5) metre "Green Monster" wall similar to Boston's Fenway Park.
- Covered grandstand with seating for 500.
- Electronic scoreboard and public address system.
- Four (4) washrooms, two (2) dressing rooms, official's room with shower, concession, and score keeper's booth.
- In-ground dugouts.
- Wheelchair accessibility.
Citizen Baseball Field at dusk
Citizen Field's grandstand
Citizen Field's electronic scoreboard
Spruce City Stadium
LOCATION: 2210 Massey Drive
Spruce City Stadium was developed over 40 years ago and has hosted a number of provincial tournaments. The lit ball diamond has a 75m fence line and shale infield and features a covered grandstand. Other amenities include:
- Stadium seating.
- A clubhouse, concession, ticket booth, washrooms, and a storage room.
- Five (5) bleachers.
- An electronic score board and public address system.
Other Carrie Jane Gray Park Ball Diamonds
Carrie Jane Gray Park has a number of other baseball, softball, and fastball fields:
- Minor Girl's Field (includes bleachers).
- Minor Boy's Softball Field (includes bleachers and washrooms).
- Merchant Men's Softball Field (includes bleachers and washrooms).
- Ron Wylie Fastball Field (includes washrooms and concession building).
- Rotary Baseball Field (includes dugouts, bleachers, and washrooms).
Other Facilities in Carrie Jane Gray Park
Basketball Court - Carrie Jane Gray Park's basketball court is located between the Rotary Skate Park and the tennis courts. Washrooms are nearby at the Lacrosse Box.
BMX Dirt Track - This track is managed by Supertrak BMX, but also open to the public and located next to the Rotary Baseball Field.
Horseshoe Pitch - A 30-pitch horseshoe court is located off Massey Drive across the street from Masich Place Stadium (in the northwest portion of Carrie Jane Gray Park).
Lacrosse Box - A lacrosse box is available at Carrie Jane Gray Park for players and spectators alike and can be found between the tennis courts and the toboggan hill.
Act Now BC Seniors Community Park - Located off Massey Drive next to Masich Place Stadium (beside the parking lot), the park features outdoor fitness equipment designed to promote healthy living.
Rotary Skate Park - This 1,765-square-metre facility features a street-style setting with an attached 1.8-metre bowl plus additional highlights like ledges, rails, concrete waves, and more.
Tennis Courts - Three tennis courts are located next to the lacrosse box at the Carrie Jane Gray Park just off Massey Drive.
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Joe Martin Field at Balsum Park
LOCATION: 4055 Balsum Road (located in the Hart Highlands neighbourhood)
Balsum Park is home to Joe Martin Field. The Prince George Youth Baseball Association operates the field and may be contacted for more information.
Chuck Cawdell Field at Freeman Park
LOCATION: 2825 12th Avenue (off Freeman Street)
Freeman Park hosts Chuck Cawdell Field and is home to the Prince George Minor Girls Softball Association and the Prince George Senior Ladies Fastball league.
Nechako Ball Park
3303 North Nechako Road
Nechako Park was built to meet national slo-pitch and softball standards. Park amenities include:
- Two lit ball diamonds with dugouts and a 300-foot fence field line.
- On-site seating for large crowds (up to 200 spectators) with additional seating available along grass berms.
- A parking lot that can accommodate up to 200 vehicles with extra overflow room.
- A clubhouse with a concession area and barrier-free washrooms that are accessible through paved, multi-use trails.
LOCATION: 4855 Heather Road (near the Elksentre Arena)
Home to the Prince George Youth Baseball Association (PGYBA), Volunteer Park contains a four-diamond complex, located in Prince George's Hart Highlands neighbourhood. It also hosts the PGYBA's central office where more information about the Park can be found.
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LOCATION: 41 Keller Street (off 18th Avenue and Ospika Boulevard South).
The Exhibition Park houses many quality soccer fields and is located near the Prince George Aquatic Centre and CN Centre.
Prince George Soccer Association Fields
LOCATION: Various (contact the Prince George Soccer Association for more information)
The Senior Men's Soccer Fields, located within Exhibition Park, boast first-class facilities and is home to the North Cariboo Senior Soccer League (NCSSL). The 446 square-metre clubhouse is a two-storey building with a wrap-around deck that offers excellent views of the surrounding fields. The clubhouse's top floor has a licensed lounge and a meeting space, while the lower level features a food concession, washrooms, change rooms, officials' rooms, and storage. Lighting is provided on one of the three soccer fields.
Rotary Soccer Fields
LOCATION: 4111 15th Avenue
The Rotary Soccer Fields host the Prince George Youth Soccer Association (PGYSA) and consists of five (5) lit and three (3) unlit fields. On-site amenities include a clubhouse and concession, washrooms, and change rooms. The Rotary Soccer Fields have hosted regional, provincial, and national tournaments. The Prince George Youth Soccer Association maintains all eight soccer fields and may be contacted for more information.
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Skate & Bike Parks
In addition to Carrie Jane Gray Park's on-site facilities, the city has two more skate or bike parks. The Hart Skate Park is located inside Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park and the Mini Bike Track can be found as a part of Duchess Park.
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- Blackburn Park
- Central Fort George Elementary School
- College Heights Secondary School
- Duchess Park
- École Lac des Bois Elementary School
- Heritage Elementary School /D.P. Todd Secondary School (located in-between these schools)
- Kelly Road Secondary School
- North College Park
- Peden Hill Elementary School
- Ridgeview Park
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- Charella Park
- Clearwood Park
- Duchess Park
- Hammond Park
- Harry Loder Park
- Gordon Bryant Park
- Prudente Park
- Sinclair Park
- Starlane Park
- Strathcona Park
- St. Mary's Park
- Zimmaro Park
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Prince George supports close to 300 different park bookings, tournaments, and special events in more than 100 City parks, sports fields, and outdoor recreation facilities every year. Many of the City's indoor and outdoor sporting venues have hosted regional, provincial, and national competitions and its fields, courts, and ball diamonds are available for both event and tournament use.
The City of Prince George's Parks Division has created a guide and checklist to help walk tournament and event organisers through each step of the booking process from insurance and permit requirements to setup needs and safety plans.
Tourism Prince George, through its sport tourism initiative, also offers help to groups looking to plan sporting events.
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2018 Ball Diamond and Sport Field Strategy
Developing a ball diamond and sport field strategy involved performing a detailed inventory of the City of Prince George's ball diamonds and sport fields and evaluating how they are being used. The City connected with local sport groups and key stakeholders for feedback and analysed existing facilities, use, operations, maintenance, partnership agreements, as well as tournament hosting.
The resulting 2018 Ball Diamond and Sport Field Strategy provides a starting point to begin a conversation with user groups to help the City set a direction for investing in the future of sport in Prince George.
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