The public is invited to the Clark Field Grand Reopening celebration at 10 am on May 31st. Clark Field is located at 70 Beamer Street. Construction at Clark Field began in November 2013 and was completed mid March 2014. The Clark Field project included the replacement of the backstop; speakers on the backstop were replaced as well as the gates and base boards. The fences along the first and third base lines were also replaced with netting to control foul balls.
Improvements at Clark Field were fully funded by Measure E funds. The project was awarded to Golden Bay Fence and Iron Works, Inc. in the amount of $374,000.
Clark field was named for Charles A. Clark, a devoted baseball fan of humble beginnings. Clark was a leader of grace and dignity who built his field of dreams. Clark was the developer of the finest baseball facility in California of its time. Clark field was dedicated on April 27, 1930.
Clark Field is used year-round by several groups, including Woodland High School, Babe Ruth and the American Legion leagues. Baseball season runs annually from February to October with the off-season used for maintenance of the field. The Clark Field Restoration Committee of volunteers maintains the field.
A short program, including a color guard ceremony performed by the American Legion and singing of the national anthem by Katie Carlson, will be followed by an 11 am Clark Field alumni baseball game. Keeping with baseball tradition, hot dogs will be served. There will also be a free raffle for an autographed Dustin Pedroia photograph.
Please contact the City of Woodland Community Services Department at (530) 661-2000 with questions about this event or parks and recreation related issues.