Toms River’s Field of Dreams Grand Opening Scheduled

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Toms River, NJ – The incredible feat has nearly been an accomplished mission and on Saturday, April 30th, the Field of Dreams, a park built for children with special needs, will be opening after being delayed slightly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers will be hosting a grand opening event from 12-3 pm and a public ceremony from 3-5 pm.

The new park includes a playground, minigolf course, ball fields, picnic area, and more amenities focused and designed with special needs children in mind.

Like the original Field of Dreams in the Kevin Costner Hollywood movie, the Kane family is hoping, “If you build it. They will come.”

Here are some special things about the Field of Dreams that many will not notice. The baseball field is designed so children in wheelchairs can round the bases, and the complex has been designed to make everything easier and more accessible to handicapped children and adults. From the bathrooms to the parking lots, everything at the Field of Dreams has been built with accessibility at the forefront.

The project has been the dream of Christian Kane, a math teacher at Toms River High School North, whose son Gavin, at 19 months old, was critically injured in a motor vehicle collision when he was just an infant.

The park is located at Bey Lea Park, between the Toms River Police Department Headquarters and the Toms River Youth Center. Kane, in an interview, said he is hoping more communities take notice of the Field of Dreams and implement similar projects in their towns.

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On April 30th, they will finally come.