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Batter up Brampton! Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams is now complete

BRAMPTON, ON (December 15, 2021) – The City of Brampton, the Peel District School Board (PDSB) and Jays Care Foundation are excited to announce the new Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams accessible baseball diamond is complete and is available for booking beginning next spring.

Brampton was one of 12 recipients of a Jays Care Foundation Field Of Dreams grant in Canada in 2020. The grant provides funding to design, refurbish, and build accessible spaces for children and youth to play baseball, stay healthy and active, and develop life skills. The City of Brampton provided one-third of the funding for the project, with PDSB funding another third and Jays Care Foundation grant providing the remaining third of the cost.

The first of its kind in Brampton, the Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams is an excellent addition to the green space between Judith Nyman Secondary School and Williams Parkway Senior Public School. Located at 1305 Williams Pkwy., the baseball diamond is close enough for students at Chinguacousy Secondary School to use and there is easy access to Highway 410, making the site convenient for all Brampton residents. The project is another great example of a public partnership between the Peel District School Board and the City of Brampton to increase access to recreational amenities for both students and residents across Brampton, and is expected to be well used by the Board and community organizations such as Challenger Baseball and Special Olympics.

The new Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams boasts substantial accessibility and functionality features: an artificial turf infield; modified base paths (60’); a shorter outfield; a modified pitcher’s mound with no grade change; accessible players’ bench area; and, concrete access pathways to the field. The outfield is made of natural grass and the warning track is made of hard-packed gravel.

An accessible ramp and parking spots have been added to the Terry Miller Recreation Centre parking lot, for people using the Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams. Other features of the baseball diamond include: bleacher seating for fans behind home plate; four pitcher mounds for different user groups; and, an outfield fence only 225 feet from home plate.

A grand opening event will be held in April 2022.

To book the Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams baseball diamond, residents, sports groups and community organizations that require barrier-free facilities can contact the City’s sports field rentals unit at 905-874-BOOK (2665) or email in spring 2022.


“Brampton is a Healthy and Safe City with many opportunities for youth to stay active. The new Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams is an excellent facility that will continue to promote physical activity for young people, and all residents in Brampton, for years to come. I encourage everyone to book some time at the new field in the spring.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams is a great addition to our community. In partnership with the Peel District School Board and Jays Care Foundation, we are proud to bring an accessible baseball diamond to Brampton. I know that our residents will enjoy this new opportunity to remain healthy and active close to home.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton

“City staff are dedicated to bringing investment to Brampton that enhances the quality of life for all residents. The new Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams is a direct investment in our community, and we will continue to work with our stakeholders to bring health and wellness opportunities to Brampton.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“We’re proud and excited to partner with the City of Brampton and Jays Care Foundation to bring an accessible baseball diamond to Peel students and the community. Projects like these make a big impact on everyone involved and we’re grateful for all the tremendous efforts to bringing access to such a great facility that will encourage health and wellness.”
- Rashmi Swarup, Director of Education, PDSB

“Jays Care Foundation is so excited that children and youth of all abilities in Brampton will soon have the opportunity to learn critical life-skills through the game of baseball at the new Judith Nyman Field Of Dreams. I’d like to recognize the incredible team at Judith Nyman Secondary School, Mayor Brown, the City of Brampton and the Peel District School Board for bringing this project to life. We are looking forward to celebrating the outstanding efforts of the students who will use the diamond and to see the positive impact this project will have in the years to come.”
- Robert Witchel, Executive Director, Jays Care Foundation

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Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
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Jeremy Knight
Specialist, Marketing and Communications
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