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Luke Jensen Sports Park

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LJSP Overhead, June 2012

Luke Jensen Sports Park
Home of Salmon Creek Little League


Kickball: It's not just for kids

By Stephanie Rice
June 16, 2012


A new place for building courage, strength

Sports complex named for 9-year-old who died of leukemia dedicated

By Stephanie Rice
Columbian Staff Reporter
Saturday, June 16, 2012

LJSP Dedication June 16

Luke Jensen Sports Park

dedication on Saturday

By The Columbian
Friday, June 15, 2012

Opening day video

Luke Jensen Sports Park opens!

Salmon Creek Little League season opens

Photo: Greg Wahl-Stephens

Little League opens season in new Hazel Dell park

The Columbian

From the SCLL President

SCLL Players and Parents:

Opening Day is finally here!

The regular excitement of Opening Day is magnified tenfold as we move into our new ball park! The SCLL Board is looking forward to seeing you at Luke Jensen Sports Park at 10 Saturday morning.

Challenges in parking will be eased this year with help from King's Way. If LJSP parking is full, please park at the east end of King's Way parking lot and head next door to the fields.

Our improved concession stand will be open with a limited, but expanded menu to offer you more variety and healthy choices. This is just one of the many exciting improvements we are looking forward to and we hope you will agree.

There is still a tremendous amount of work to do and we need your help. I will go over that in detail on Saturday morning during Opening Ceremonies.

I anticipate the weather to be cool and damp, but our plan is to hold Opening Day rain or shine. Dress appropriately! If Mother Nature does get in the way or if you have questions about the day's agenda, please check our web site (, Facebook page, and Twitter.

Let's play ball!

Todd Juenger

Salmon Creek Little League

Opening Day at Luke Jensen Sports Park

Opening Day


Luke Jensen Sports Park

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Opening Ceremonies
10:00am - 11:00am
Rain or shine

Exhibition and regular season games
to follow throughout the day

Players should arrive no later than 9:45am in full uniform.
Players will be grouped by division and team on Field #1

4000 NE 78th Street
Vancouver, WA 98665

Luke Jensen Sports Park to open for Little League play
Luke Jensen Sports Park Project Update

March 14, 2012

Luke Jensen Sports Park to open for Little League play

Luke Jensen Sports Park is nearly complete. Salmon Creek Little League, one of the park's primary users, will hold its opening ceremonies Saturday.

In coming months, Clark County's contractor, Thompson Brothers Excavating Inc., is scheduled to finish final items on the $9.1 million project, on a 20-acre site along Northeast 78th Street in Hazel Dell.

Salmon Creek Little League will hold opening ceremonies for its 2012 season at 10 a.m. Saturday, rain or shine. The league has provided private funding to install scoreboards for two fields and lighting for one.

County Commissioner Steve Stuart will be on hand Saturday to throw out the "first pitch."

Clark County and Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation are planning a more formal dedication and community celebration, which is tentatively scheduled for June 16.

Work yet to be completed includes:
• Adding an elevator and completing the second floor to the restroom/concessions building.
• Installing drainage systems for two grass fields.
• Planting landscaping and finishing other aesthetic details.

"We are working cooperatively with our contractor to finish planned work items and final details to ensure the park is ready for our community to use and enjoy for decades to come," said Heath Henderson, engineering and construction manager for Clark County Public Works.

Once completed, the sports park will feature:
• A large synthetic turf field with scoreboards, lights, dugouts, bullpens and batting cages that can be used for a variety of organized sports.
• Two natural grass baseball/softball fields.
• Two smaller synthetic turf fields for T-ball and soccer.
• A restroom/concessions building with upstairs meeting space.
• A playground, tables, benches and other amenities.
• Parking lots and a new access road between Northeast 78th and 82nd streets.

The park is named for Luke Jensen, a student at nearby King's Way Christian Schools who died from leukemia in May 2010.

For more information on Luke Jensen Sports Park, visit the project's

Thank you.

clarkparks@clark.wa.govGreater Clark Parks District
New Scoreboard arrives!

THANK YOU Riverview Community Bank!

Photo courtesy Cliff Yount

Riverview Community Bank is a proud sponsor of
Salmon Creek Little League and Clark County youth sports.

Luke Jensen Sports Park Project Update from the Greater Clark Parks District
Luke Jensen Sports Park Project Update

December 8, 2011

County Commissioners to consider preliminary sports park operations policy & use fees

The Board of Clark County Commissioners will consider a request to approve the preliminary operations and use fee policy for Luke Jensen Sports Park at a public meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The issue is part of the Board's regular weekly Consent Agenda, which begins at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public and includes a public comment period. The meeting is located in the Clark County Public Service Center, sixth floor hearing room, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.

The preliminary policy proposes to implement hourly field rental fees for organized practices and games at the park and establish field scheduling priorities. When not reserved, fields would be open for unorganized drop-in use at no charge. Fees would be used to help pay for operations and maintenance of the facility, and for future replacement of the two synthetic turf fields.

More information about the preliminary policy and use fees is available here:

Thank you.
Greater Clark Parks District • Greater Clark Parks District
Columbian 12/7/2011

"Luke Jensen Sports Park opening day inches closer"

By Stephanie Rice
The Columbian

Luke Jensen Sports Park, December 1, 2011

Lights on for the first time on the Big field

Photos courtesy Scot Brantley

Columbian 10/27/2011

"Sports park fee plan pitched to commissioners"

By Stephanie Rice
The Columbian

New images from Luke Jensen Sports Park, taken September/October 2011

Pac Coast Field

Drainage between National and Pac Coast fields

National dugout

Big field dugout

Big field

Concessions building

Parking lot drainage

More drainage

Future front entrance

Score booth out towards the big field

Between Nationals and big field

Pac Coast grass

Can you smell the new turf?

National grass

Leveling the big field

Score booth roof

Between Pac Coast and National fields

National grass

Concessions / score booth building

Pac Coast foul pole

Pac Coast home plate

National infield

Out towards the Pac Coast field

Northwest fencing getting started

Score booth

Lines on the big field get stitched

Columbian Story, 08/03/2011

Read below about how YOU can help SCLL make Luke Jensen Sports Park the BEST park in SW Washington!!!

Message to SCLL Members

Luke Jensen Sports Park - Coming Soon!

The future home (2012 season) of Salmon Creek Little League
The Clark County Park and Rec page has all the latest details

YOUR LEAGUE, YOUR PARK...GET INVOLVED...SCLL needs your help NOW as we are already beginning the transition to our new home, Luke Jensen Sports Park, and we need more help than ever! Especially THIS YEAR as we are beginning the fundraising efforts to pay for lights and scoreboards. SCLL has contributed over $100,000 to light the Majors field and to pay for scoreboards on both the Majors and minors fields. We plan to hold a large raffle this year (stay tuned), and we will be selling 8x8 pavers that will be permanently installed at the park and can be engraved with your name, slogans, and/or special emblems…even the SCLL logo!! Whether you can contribute funds or your time and skills, we can always use the help. Maybe you know someone who can help???

So now is a great time to join the effort and help pave the way to the new fields! As a non-profit Little League, we can never have too many volunteers, so please contribute in any way you can to help make this an amazing community park. All of us on the SCLL Board are REALLY excited to do our part in helping provide our kids and community with the best sporting complex and family park can you help???

HERE'S WHERE YOU FIT IN...The new complex is only a few months from opening so we are already planning for 2012 and need your help now!! Here is a list of positions that are needed immediately...

FUND PROCUREMENT: Help the current team secure large donations and funding for field lights and scoreboards.

ADVERTISING: Lead the effort on selling outfield fence signage and scoreboard advertising.

TEAM SPONSORS: Primarily focus is on team sponsors…can also work with Advertising lead.

GRANT WRITERS: Help the current team researching available grants and writing grant applications.

In 2012 we will also be adding a 50/70 division and Little League Junior, Senior and Big League divisions and the following are needed: 50/70 COMMISSIONER & PLAYER AGENT and JR/SR/BL COMMISSIONER & PLAYER AGENT.

A lot of the ground work has been done over the past year or so, now all we need are energetic volunteers! If you would like to learn more about any of these positions and want to help lead the way in making Luke Jensen Sports Park the best in SW Washington, contact Todd Juenger at 487-9360 or, THANK YOU!!!