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Bleachers, box seats and press box at Growden Memorial Field

Growden Memorial Park is an outdoor park in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States.[1] Originally called Memorial Park, the park was renamed in 1964 in memory of James Growden who, along with his two sons, lost his life in the tsunami created by the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964. Growden had been active in youth activities in Fairbanks for a number of years.

AmenitiesEdit

Growden Memorial FieldEdit

Growden Memorial Field is a baseball park located in Growden Memorial Park used for collegiate summer and high school baseball and has been the home field for the Alaska Baseball League's Alaska Goldpanners since 1960.[1][2] It was also home to the defunct North Pole Nicks, before the Nicks relocated to Newby Field. Famous players to play at Growden include Tom Seaver, Dave Winfield, Rick Monday, Terry Francona, Bob Boone, Bret Boone, Jason Giambi, and Barry Bonds.

It also has played host to the Alaska School Activities Association state baseball championships over the last few years.

It has an artificial turf infield and a natural grass outfield. It contains several dozen box seats salvaged from Seattle's Sick's Stadium. The Carlson Center is located nearby.

The ballpark holds 3,500 people and plays host to the Midnight Sun Game. [3]

Other amenitiesEdit

The John Weaver Skate Park, four youth baseball fields, one youth softball field and volleyball courts are located in the park.[1]

Coordinates: 64°50′25″N 147°45′35″W / 64.84028°N 147.75972°W / 64.84028; -147.75972

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Growden Park". alaska.org. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  2. ^ "Very Fairbanks". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-11-16. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Midnight Sun Game is still going strong at 113 years". newsminer.com. Retrieved 2019-04-12.