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Luke Jensen Sports Park

Luke Jensen Sports Park

This 20-acre sports park was developed in 2011-12 as part of the Greater Clark Parks District program.

Video: 2012 Community Pride Design Award for innovative design and community enhancement.
Video: Low impact development techniques at Luke Jensen Sports Park

Facilities

  • 3 synthetic turf multiuse sports fields
  • 2 grass turf baseball fields
  • Batting cages
  • 2,200 square feet of meeting space
  • 2 pieces of play equipment
  • 16 picnic tables
  • 18 benches
  • 2 restrooms
  • Concessions
  • 2 drinking fountains
  • 176 parking spaces, plus eight disabled parking stalls

Sports field reservations

The primary users of this facility are Salmon Creek Little League and Vancouver West Soccer Club (formerly Westside Soccer Club).

Other youth and adult sports groups may also reserve field time based on a scheduling prioritization established in the Preliminary Operations and Use Fee Policy for Luke Jensen Sports Park. The fields will be available for unorganized, public use approximately 10 percent of the year, or when not already reserved.

Bud Van Cleve Community Room

The 2,200-square-foot Bud Van Cleve Community Room is located in the center of the park and has a fantastic view of all five fields. The meeting room is disabled accessible with two restrooms, storage cabinets and a sink. It also comes equipped with 20 portable tables and 100 chairs

The room has a maximum capacity of 116 people and may be used during the park’s hours of operation. The room is not available for use when the park is closed and when four or more fields are scheduled for organized use.

The room is named for Bud Van Cleve, a longtime leader in the NE Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association.

For more information about renting the Bud Vane Cleve Community Room, contact Eric Christensen at (360) 397-2285 ext. 1680 or Eric.Christensen@clark.wa.gov.

Location

4000 N.E. 78th St.
Vancouver

Hours

8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Who was Luke Jensen?

Luke Jensen was a 9-year-old boy who died from leukemia in May 2010. Luke attended King’s Way Christian Schools, just west of the sports park. Naming the sports park in memory of Luke was proposed and voted on, along with several other suggested names, as part of a public process in January 2011. The park's name was officially approved by the Board of Clark County Commissioners in March 2011.

More information about Luke, including his family's blog, is available online at: www.caringbridge.org/visit/lukejensen.

 
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