We’re moving on to the next step of our Miracle Park project now that Riverside Minor Baseball Association has officially signed a lease with the City of Windsor. On Oct. 16, 2017 councillors gave their stamp of approval and voted to lease the old Riverside Arena site to RMBA for $1 a year over the next 10 years. When that lease comes to an end, we can renew it for another 25 years to keep the Miracle Park dream alive.
Everyone involved in the project was thrilled to get the official go-ahead. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us, a wonderful opportunity for the city, and now it lets us go forward with our fundraising campaign” said Miracle Park co-chair Bill Kell. The city’s endorsement means we can share our plans with the community and reach out to more donors and groups. About $750,000 of the $2.5 million has already been raised, but there’s lots of work still to be done.
The goal is to get the shovel in the ground by April or May of 2018 and launch the Miracle League in Riverside next September. Ultimately, the park will include the Miracle Diamond, an inclusive and accessible playground, a walking path and the relocated Riverside cenotaph.
“We could use your support” Kell told AM800 and its listeners after receiving the exciting news. You can provide that support by pledging today, by offering to help with fundraising or by attending our fundraising events.
Stay tuned for more updates as our project picks up steam!
Check out our new logo! We’re super proud of what it represents and are pleased to finally get to share it with all of you!
Riverside Miracle Park Kickoff Event
Saturday, September 30, 2017
12:00 pm (Noon)
Riverside Baseball Park, Diamond 1
6865 Ontario St., Windsor Ontario
It’s the Battle for Bragging Rights as Windsor Firefighters and members of the Windsor Police Association take to the field to officially kick off the campaign to build a new Miracle Park in the heart of Riverside.
Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens throws the first pitch at 12:30 p.m., so come join members of Riverside Minor Baseball, their sponsors and all those who share the Miracle Park Dream. Grab a hotdog, pick your team, and come watch Windsor’s finest run the bases on Saturday, September 30.
Be the Miracle! Share the Dream!
For more media inquiries please contact Bill Kell at 519-984-2455 or
Tom Laporte at 519-984-3500.