Director John Wicker on March 19 joined Los Angeles County First District Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) and others in a groundbreaking ceremony marking the kick-off the construction of two Dodgers Dreamfields at Rimgrove Park in Valinda’
The two baseball fields will include new turf, irrigation, fencing, backstop, dugout roofs, scoreboard, signage, and a batting cage. Construction is expected to take 10-12 weeks until completion, and a dedication event and clinic are anticipated to take place in June.
“We’re so grateful to the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, LA84 Foundation and Security Benefit for making it possible to make this project happen,” Wicker said. “These Dodgers Dreamfields are so important to the children who use them. They provide an incredible environment and state-of-the-art fields to play baseball.”
Through the Dodgers Dreamfields program, LADF builds and refurbishes baseball and softball fields in underserved communities to provide a safe place for youth to conduct positive recreational activity in their own neighborhoods.
The Dodgers Dreamfields program also consists of baseball and softball clinics, community service projects and field maintenance clinics to ensure ongoing use of the fields and to ensure partners can conduct ongoing maintenance. To date, LADF has invested $7.7 million in 47 fields and will achieve its original goal of completing 50 fields this fall.
The two Dodgers Dreamfields at Rimgrove Park mark the 14th and 15th to be built at County parks.