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Ballfields

Hours | Directions | Rules | Permits & Rental | League Play

The Long Meadow’s seven ballfields are located near the Ninth Street, Bartel-Pritchard and Tenth Avenue entrances to the Park. They make up the southern portion of the sprawling Long Meadow, which stretches nearly a mile along the western edge of the Park. The Ballfields host pick-up games as well as scheduled games for permitted organizations.

Baseball players



This cluster of ballfields has established Prospect Park as the focal point of youth baseball in Brooklyn. Every year, games are coordinated by Prospect Park Baseball, a partnership of the Prospect Park Alliance, City of New York/Parks & Recreation, and community members representing more than 2,500 youth baseball players. In addition, many other local baseball and softball teams take advantage of the Long Meadow fields, which are surrounded by shady trees and bench-lined paths.

Programs at the Ballfields are made possible by
generous sponsorship support from:

Prospect Park Baseball Association
Stop & Stor
The NY Mets and Fred & Jeff Wilpon

If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities at the Long Meadow Ballfields, please contact Frank Williams, Director of Institutional Giving, at (718) 965-7712 or via email.

Directions

To reach the ballfields, enter at the 9th Street/Prospect Park West, Bartel-Pritchard Circle (intersection of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest near 15th Street) or 10th Avenue/Prospect Park Southwest entrances. Cross the West Drive to the Long Meadow.



By Public Transportation:
 MTA Maps
• F or G Train to 15th Street-Prospect Park
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
• Q or B Train to 7th Avenue station
• B61 Bus along 9th Street to 9th Street/Prospect Park West
• B68 Bus along Prospect Park Southwest

By Car:
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, then Prospect Park West exit to 9th Street.

From Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Take BQE to 38th Street exit. Make left on 4th Ave, then right on 9th Street to Prospect Park West.

Hours

Prospect Park is closed daily from 1 to 5 a.m.


Rules

  • All sports are prohibited on lawns when wet.
  • No cleats are allowed in Prospect Park.
  • Cricket is not allowed in Prospect Park for safety reasons. Cricket is allowed at Canarsie Beach and Marine Park. Please call (718) 965-8912 for permits and availability.
  • Metal detectors are not allowed on manicured lawns or in wooded areas.
  • Sports are prohibited on all lawns in Prospect Park from December 1 through March 31. The lawns need time to rest and rejuvenate! The Parade Ground has several synthetic fields open during these months. Please call (718) 965-8973 for permits and availability.
  • The ballfields are available for organized sports on a seasonal basis:
    • April through Labor Day : baseball and softball only
    • September through November: soccer only
  • Volleyball, frisbee, football, and rugby are not allowed in the ballfields. Please use the Nethermead for these sports.

Permit & Rental

Click here for a ballfield permit application. Click here for more information on Ballfield permits.

Please call (718) 965-8919 or (718) 965-8941 for more info on Ballfield Permits. Call (718) 965-8973 for more info on Parade Ground permits.

League Play

For information on girls softball and coed baseball visit the Prospect Park Baseball Association.


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