A New Sports Park Plan

Trumark Homes has committed to investing in Claremont sports parks as part of its plan, including the adjacent La Puerta Sports Park. After months of listening to sports leagues, coaches and parents, Trumark Homes has updated its park improvement plan to help solve years-long challenges for soccer and softball leagues that use La Puerta Sports Park.

What We Heard – The Challenges
  • Original park plans from 1980s did not anticipate modern, year-round sports
  • Neither sport could achieve ideal field sizes due to current and unavoidable park constraints
  • Only one softball field had a fence
  • Generally, the park could only be used by one sport at a time
  • Softball could only play during daylight
  • Additional issues: turf, gophers, parking, runoff and other matters
A New Opportunity – Updated Park Plan
  • Create among Claremont’s first dedicated girls softball facility at Cahuilla Park with new and enhanced diamonds and modern equipment
  • Evolve La Puerta Sports Park to a dedicated soccer facility with bigger fields
    • Expand size of current main fields to approximately 390’ by 240’ – about a 20% increase (U19 regulation size)
    • Increase size of initially proposed fields by approximately 50%
    • Allows for multiple fields and configurations
    • Create an approximately 25,000 square feet dedicated practice area
  • Improve conditions at both La Puerta and Cahuilla parks
  • Add new public parking at east side of La Puerta Sports Park (within proposed community)
  • Funded by Trumark – not taxpayers or sports leagues
  • Both parks to remain fully public
Sports League Perspectives
  • “I like this plan.  It provides the opportunity for young girls to finally have nice fields to play on and equitable sports opportunities for all of Claremont.” – Bobby Antillon, Chair of the Claremont Youth Sports Committee & President, Claremont Fastpitch Softball
  • “This new proposal is beneficial to a lot of kids in the city.  It lets the girls feel important and gives them an actual home to play.” – Jenny Ballesteros, President of Claremont Little League 
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