Chichester Park

Project Summary

Chichester Park is sited on 43 acres next to Stafford High School.  This competition baseball complex integrates state of the art facilities with amenities for both players and spectators using the site.  The tree-lined drive leading to the complex enhances the sense of arrival and anticipation as one enters the space.  A large drop-off circle allows for multiple vehicles to unload people and belongings while maintaining circulation throughout.  Visitors walk along a wide, shaded walkway into the heart of the site.  The fields are anchored by a centralized plaza which provides plentiful seating, easily accessible concessions, and lush plantings.  A variety of additional gathering spaces, including an open-air pavilion and playgrounds, are located throughout the site.  Native and adaptive plants integrate the site with the surrounding existing forests.

State-of-the-art amenities include four 225 to 250-foot baseball fields, one 365-foot baseball  field, a large picnic pavilion with tables, grills, restrooms, a concession stand with restrooms, hiking/jogging trails with a natural mulch surface, and a 255-space parking lot.  All fields are lighted and irrigated.
Funding for the acquisition of land for a park was provided by the 2009 parks bond referendum approved by County citizens.  A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on September 13, 2014 to open the Stafford Baseball League’s season.  The park opened on October 4, 2014.