Bruce Dees and Associates | Field of Dreams

Title: Designing a comprehensive recreation facility for the year 2038

Project: Park Master Plan: Gillette, Wyoming

Firm: Bruce Dees & Associates

Summary: The city of Gillette and Campbell County, Wyoming have experienced significant growth in population and are projected to grow from the current population of 28,900 citizens to 50,000 citizens by the year 2038. Consequently, increased demand for park and recreation services and facilities for both Campbell County and the city of Gillette is expected.

With anticipated growth of Gillette their recently completed parks and pathways plan showed an existing deficiency of fields. The city council acquired a 320 acre “Field of Dreams” site on the east side of the city for development of sports fields and other facilites to meet the future demand. In 2011 the city formed a task force of city leader and potential partners to plan the development of the site.