Diablo Vista Park is home to a variety of sports leagues, from youth soccer, baseball, lacrosse and rugby all the way up to adult soccer and softball. The park has a lighes multi-use artifical field and one lighted baseball field, with the remaining baseball field- which is also used for other sports- being unlit prior to now.
The Sports Alliance, a collaboration of youth and adult sports leagues that use athletic fields throughout Danville, San Ramon and Alamo, has recognized the need for additional field space to accommodate growing sports uses for many years and has collected funds for that purpose. With opportunities for new field space being very limited, the Sports Alliance approached the Town about adding lights to the unlit field at Diablo Vista Park- an improvement that would add approximately 750 hours of playability on the field each year. the Sports Alliance also agreed to cover the entire cost of the project, which exceeded $500,000, to provide more recreational opportunities for our residents.
Diablo Vista Park was considered an ideal location to add sports field lighting for a variety of reasons. As mentioned above, the park already has two lighted sports fields, in addition to lighted tennis and basketball courts, so adding lights has less of an impact than installing lights at a park that is not currently lit. There are relatively few homes in direct proximity to the field, and new LED technology allows the lights to be directed straight downward to reduce any spillover. Additionally, the field is at a lower grade than the surrounding streets and residences, further reducing potential impact.
The Town has enjoyed a long, mutually beneficial partnership with the Sports Alliance, and this is the latest example of the two working together to provide top notch facilities to our residents,