Ebbets Field may be a distant memory, but the national pastime is alive and well in Brooklyn. According to the New York City Parks Department, there are hundreds of ball fields throughout Brooklyn, both regulation-sized and scaled down for Little League, with grass, asphalt and turf surfaces. To play a game or join a league, visit one of these great fields or contact the Parks Department. To find a league for your child, visit NYC Parks.
Prospect Park Baseball Field | Alex R. via Foursquare
Prospect Park and Parade Ground (Park Slope)
Dozens of leagues, from Little League baseball to adult softball, call the seven fields at Prospect Park home. Located at the south end of the Long Meadow and accessible from 70 West Drive, the fields are abuzz with activity from spring through fall. The Parade Ground, across Parkside Avenue from the south edge of the park, has an additional six baseball fields, two of them sized for pint-size players.
Amity Baseball Stadium | Game Play via Amity Baseball
Amity Little League Stadium (Sheepshead Bay)
Children from 4 to 18 are encouraged to learn new skills without fear of failure by participating in Cal Ripken Babe Ruth baseball at the Amity Little League. Five divisions, from Mites to Majors, compete throughout the summer. The stadium is located at 2213 Brigham Street between Avenues V and W.
McCarren Field | Mitchell C. via Yelp
McCarren Park (Greenpoint)
The emerald gem of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods, McCarren Park has three grass and two asphalt diamonds, hosting a variety leagues from Little League to adult kickball. The ball fields are located on North 12th Street between Bedford and Driggs Avenues.
Marine park Baseball Field | Ariela B. via Yelp
Marine Park (Flatlands)
There are 13 baseball diamonds, including turf- and asphalt-surfaced regulation fields, at Brooklyn’s largest park, located at Fillmore Avenue and Marine Parkway. With the Gerritsen Ballfields (Gerritsen and Gotham Avenues) nearby featuring another 7 turf fields and the nearby Rocco Torre Ballfields boasting two more Little League diamonds, the neighborhood is a field of dreams for fans and players alike.
Bensonhurst Baseball field | Bensonhurst park via Yelp
Bensonhurst Park (Bensonhurst)
Three regulation grass fields form the centerpiece of this urban oasis on the New York harbor. Located at Cropsey and 21st Avenue, the diamonds welcome hardball and softball alike. After the game, check out some of cuisine from some of the many cultures calling Bensonhurst home.
Kasier Park Field | Kaiser Park via Foursquare
Kaiser Park (Coney Island)
Located at Bayview Avenue and Coney Island Creek, Kaiser Park boasts access to world famous Coney Island and features four regulation fields, including one designated for wheelchair softball use. After the game, saunter over to MCU Stadium to catch the Class A New York Mets affiliate Brooklyn Cyclones.
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