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Jay Littleton Ball Park Project Team

Project Lead & Title
Teresa Grimes – GPA Consulting

Owner/Client & Title
Diane Anyala – City of Ontario

Author & Title
Emily Rinaldi (Associate Architectural Historian) – GPA Consulting

Historic Architect
Dick Gee – Spectra Company

Lead Engineer
David Cocke – Structural Focus

Lead Structural Engineer
Melineh Zomorrodian – Structural Focus

Consulting Engineer
Christine Lamb – AEC Consultants, Inc.

Jay Littleton Ball Park Cultural Resource Study

The Jay Littleton Ball Park is the winner of a 2020 Preservation Design Award for Cultural Resource Studies. Award recipients are selected by a jury of top professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, planning, and history, as well as renowned architecture critics and journalists. The Award will be presented on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at an online awards ceremony. Tickets and sponsorship options are available at californiapreservation.org/awards.

About this project

The Jay Littleton Ball Park in Ontario was constructed in 1936-37 and has been in continuous use since its completion. The City anticipates repair and improvements to the facility in order to maintain the ball park’s viability and ensure its continued operation as a municipal baseball facility. The ball park is a Historic Landmark, so changes made to it must be consistent with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. The City commissioned the HSR to guide work in a manner that is consistent with the Standards. The HSR documents the ball park’s existing condition and character-defining features; it also includes a five-year management plan intended to guide future rehabilitation work. It was the result of collaboration between City staff, structural engineers, preservation architects, and historic preservation professionals. The document is a comprehensive management tool that will ensure conscientious stewardship of the park for years to come.