On May, 2nd, the Gillette City Council approved the Master Plan for the multi-purpose baseball/softball complex, also referred to as the Field of Dreams.
APPROVED MASTER PLAN [PDF]
UPDATE - February 8th Public Meeting Presentation [PDF]
Field of Dreams Layout
The Field of Dreams is 320 acres of undeveloped land the City of Gillette purchased from the State of Wyoming in the winter of 2011. The land has been given the nickname "Field of Dreams" by the City Council.
Located on the east side of Gillette between Boxelder Road to the north and Garner Lake Road cutting through the southern end of the land (Field of Dreams MAP) [PDF], the Field of Dreams is an opportunity for the City of Gillette to create a community space that can accommodate multiple uses and be a one-of-a-kind facility.
Photo of Field of Dreams looking north from Garner Lake Road.
The City hired Bruce Dees & Associates in October, 2011 to develop a master plan for the Field of Dreams. Mr. Dees and his team began working immediately with City Council, Stakeholders and the public.
The Stakeholders in the project are 19 entities deemed to potentially have an interest in the facility.
The Stakeholders are:
Girl’s Fastpitch softball
Babe Ruth Baseball
Little League Baseball
Pronghorn Archery Club
Campbell County Parks & Rec
Gillette Soccer Club
Gillette Golf Club
Campbell County School District
Boys & Girls Club
Chara Hills Estates (due to proximity)
Gillette Dog Park
Gillette Police Department
Bruce Dees & Associates will be hosting several meetings in Gillette for this project.
PHASE I - II (Programming & Site Evaluation)
October 18, 2011 - Stakeholders meeting #1 (Minutes) [PDF]
November 1, 2011 - Stakeholders meeting #2 (Minutes) [PDF]
November 2, 2011 - Public meeting #1 - 6pm in Presentation Hall at Gillette College
November 15, 2011 - Stakeholders meeting #3 (Minutes) [PDF]
November 29, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting #4 (Minutes) [PDF]
PHASE III (Preliminary Master Plan)
December 13, 2011 - Stakeholder meeting #5 (Minutes) [PDF]
January 10, 2012 - Stakeholder meeting #6 (Minutes) [PDF]
January 24, 2012 - Stakeholder meeting #7 (Minutes) [PDF]
February 7, 2012 - Stakeholder meeting #8
February 8, 2012 - Public meeting #2 - 6pm in Presentation Hall at Gillette College
PHASE IV (Final Master Plan)
February 21, 2012 - Stakeholder meeting #9
February 27, 2012 - City Council Presentation (6pm in City Council Chambers at City Hall)
There is no timetable for the development of the Field of Dreams at this time.