Gyro Park

Gyro park Little League diamond is set within Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park. To our knowledge Gyro Park is the only diamond in the city given to Little League Baseball exclusively. The site of the park was the traditional home of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nations People, a village and cemetery of theirs standing where the park is now. In 2015 Fort George Park was renamed to recognise the fact the park had once been a village for the Lheidli T’enneh.

Well maintained, the diamond has dugouts, bleachers for Ma & Pa, a concession stand, fencing and a nice, new looking scoreboard over the centerfield fence. The outfield has good, well cared for, grass, while the infield has the mandatory brown/orange dirt found on ball diamonds everywhere. No night ball is played hre as the diamond is unlit.

The major attractions in the park are the Fort George Railway and The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre. Should Little Leaguers find time after a game, they can ride the Fort George Railway behind a narrow gauge wood burning steam engine built in 1912 to construct the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. It is the only one remaining of the dozens of narrow gauge engines which built the railway. The place one goes to purchase that ticket is also a miniature – a scaled down version of a small town railway station of the type which dotted the landscape from coast to coast a century ago. When the Little Leaguers begin to feel the heat and are in need of a frozen treat, it is also an ice cream shop, the Hard Ice Cream Scoop Shop, where they can enjoy local, handmade, craft ice cream made right there in Prince George, BC. The ice cream is the handiwork of the Frozen Paddle Ice Creamery. Beside the station is the first schoolhouse built in the district, the South Fort George School, built in 1910.