Luke Jensen Sports Park
This 20-acre sports park was developed in 2011-2012 as part of the Greater Clark Parks District program.
- 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
- 2 drinking fountains
- 176 parking spaces, plus eight disabled parking stalls
Sports field reservations
Other youth and adult sports groups also may reserve field time based on a scheduling prioritization established in the 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.
Want to know if a sports fields is available at a specific time? CLICK HERE to view a calendar showing field availability. You will need to go to the second page and scroll down to Luke Jensen Sports Park's fields, which are listed using the abbreviation "LJSP."
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 and has two restrooms, storage cabinets and a sink. It comes equipped with 20 tables and 100 chairs.
The Bud Van Cleve Community 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 after Bud Van Cleve, a longtime leader in the NE Hazel Dell Neighborhood Association, who died in November 2014.
A plaque honors in the second-floor room honors Van Cleve for his community service and dedication.
For more information about renting the Bud Van Cleve Community Room, contact Clark County Parks at 564.397.2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 am to 10 pm
Who was Luke Jensen?
Luke Jensen was a 9-year-old boy who died of leukemia in May 2010. He 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, as were several other suggested names, as part of a public process in January 2011. The park's name was officially approved by the Board of County Commissioners in March 2011.
A plaque offering an inspirational message written by Luke's family was unveiled when the park was dedicated on June 16, 2012.
Design techniques and accolades
Luke Jensen Sports Park has won several design and community awards, including:
- 2012 Community Pride Design Award
- American Public Works Association's Project of the Year
- Washington Recreation & Park Association Best Sports Complex, Class I
For more information on the Community Pride Design Award and how low impact development techniques were incorporated into the project, watch these two videos: