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The Outdoor Recreation Complex

3245 Hamilton Rd., Dorchester, ON

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In the spirit of the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, The Municipality of Thames Centre and a group of dedicated volunteers believe that “If you build it, they will come”.

Well, that dream has now become a reality. We are now in PHASE 1 of development! This conceptual drawing depicts Thames Centre’s Fields of Dreams.

Graphic depicting Thames Centre's Outdoor Recreation Complex 'Field of Dreams' project


Check out this cool video depicting a realistic fly-over : click here (Please be patient while this video downloads, it is a very large file (57 MB) and will take a few minutes.)


The Community Services Master Plan recognized the need for more soccer facilities within the community of Thames Centre. Within the Master Plan, it stated that


“The Municipality needs to give consideration to development of a soccer complex in the Dorchester area that would facilitate both current and future demands for youth and adult soccer at both the house league and competitive levels. Currently, competitive level play has been removed from the Municipality due to the low quality of the fields. A facility on 10 to 12 hectares of land is required that over the long term could be developed as a major tournament facility, as well as support all regular play for children, youth, adults and masters’ play, as well as adaptive play for individuals with disabilities.”

The Outdoor Recreation Complex will help fulfill these needs, not only for soccer, but also for additional baseball.

After a Baseball Needs Assessment, it was determined that new diamonds were also required, in part due to the fact that the existing diamonds do not meet baseball regulations for competitive hardball. The assessment also recommended a central location that would help cater to tournament play, adult leagues and high school use beyond what the present diamonds could offer.

How can you help?

Consider contacting Bruce Schruder, Fundraising Chairperson, (email provided below) to discuss possibilities of securing naming rights recognition on the grounds through financial contributions!

Consider offering a tax deductible donation on behalf of yourself or your business.

Consider volunteering to help fundraise!

Your generous contributions will continue to be appreciated by future generations to come.

Together we can build it . . . . . and they will come!

For more information on how you can support this development contact:

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it - Fundraising Chairperson


This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , RPP, MCIP - Chief Administrative Officer

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Director of Community Services & Facilities

The Outdoor Recreation Complex is located at 3245 Hamilton Rd., Dorchester, ON

Thames Centre Minor Soccer and Dorchester Boys Baseball are two of the local organizations that will benefit from this amazing complex!