Sod-Turning Makes Miracle Park A Reality

(WINDSOR, ON) – Organizers of the Farrow Riverside Miracle Park are inviting residents to join them for a sod turning celebration to kick off construction on the inclusive baseball diamond. On August 8 at 10am, officials and guests will gather at 6755 Wyandotte Street East in Riverside for the long-awaited event.

Members of Riverside Minor Baseball have been hard at work planning and designing the miracle field since Windsor Council approved a request to lease the land in 2017. The sod-turning will be the culmination of years of undying effort and dedication.

“Sometimes miracles happen because good people have kind hearts,” committee co-chair Bill Kell said. “This field will give those with different abilities the chance to do something they’ve always dreamed of doing. They have the determination and heart. All they need is a field to play on, and the Miracle Field will be that place. Our committee was determined to see this happen, and it will.”

To date, donors have contributed over $2 million toward making the dream a reality.

“The Farrow family is very excited to support the Farrow Riverside Miracle Park in honour of our father, Huntley, who was always so proud to serve his community and call the town of Riverside his home,” said Rick Farrow, committee co-chair. “This sod-turning event marks another significant milestone in our goal toward the completion of this project in the heart of Olde Riverside.”

The pubic is welcome to attend the historic event which will see the creation of a $2.5 million baseball complex which will include a new recreational pathway, a fully accessible and inclusive children’s playground, and a relocated Cenotaph to honour the Riverside men and women who served in two world wars and in other global conflicts.

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1 Comment on "Sod-Turning Makes Miracle Park A Reality"

  1. Providing recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities should not be considered a ‘miracle.’ For decades Ontario has had legislation that requires the removal and prevention of barriers to ensure equal participation, not segregation.

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