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Hedlin’s Ballfield scored points with parents and children alike

Maple Avenue field’s greatest hits

 

THEIR FUTURE IS STAKED OUT – Little league and youth sports are no more at the Maple Avenue playfields. After the last games June 12, kids and their parents walked off the field for the final time. Next year they will play on the La Conner schools property, The stakes mark the boundaries for a 10 home subdivision and a 24,000 square foot town park. – Photo by Ken Stern

La Conner’s longtime field of dreams will soon become a field of memories, visible merely in the mind’s eye as the property becomes new housing and a yet to be defined public park covering a half-acre or so.

Hedlin’s Ballfield, a youth sports hub here for decades, has heard its final cheers.

But there is still more than a smattering of boos from those who lament loss of much of the revered rare green space along busy Maple Avenue.

The Town purchased the property earlier this year and immediately dealt the bulk of it to Landed Gentry Homes for construction of 10 single-family houses...



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