Con Jones Park was never meant to be a baseball park. It was originally just a "3 block stretch of forested land" that John Callister had built his home on in 1885. After he passed away, his estate was given to his nieces and eventually Ada M. Stephenson inherited the property *wiki. In 1920, Sports promoter Con Jones bought the tract of land in the town of Hastings Vancouver for $10k (though according to Vancouver City Archives, only $3000 worth of payments were ever made). Since there was already a thriving baseball stadium that the "father of Canadian Baseball", Bob Jones was running called Athletic Park … home of the Class B Vancouver Athletics… Con Jones instead focused on making the stadium more of a longer more rectangular field than the cone shape of a baseball park.