Thunderbird Park

Nobel Park Softball Field Upgrades

A development permit application has been received by Campus and Community Planning for renovations to the softball diamond at Nobel Park for use by the UBC Women’s Varsity Softball team as well as the community. Proposed improvements include upgrades to the field surface and fencing, new covered dugouts, bullpens, safety netting and space for temporary bleachers and washroom facilities.

For more information, please visit UBC Campus + Community Planning.

Wright Field Turf Replacement Project Underway

The Wright Field turf is being replaced under warranty by Astroturf. Phase one of this project will include careful removal of the turf, assessment and repair of the underlying elastic layer, and installation of a new turf surface. The timeline for removal and replacement of the turf and associated work is approximately 6 weeks, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of June, 2018.

The scope for phase 2 of the project is not confirmed and will be contingent on funding, but may include items such as enhanced irrigation, modifications to the existing ball containment fence, and new bumper boards around the perimeter of the field. These elements will be scheduled to minimize impact on field use, and will occur in later Summer/Fall 2018.