Kennedy Ball Field
General Facility Rental Guidelines
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the desired date of use. Liability insurance may be required. Insurance packets are available upon request.
- Check availability or request a facility online
- Reservations must be made at least one (1) month in advance of requested date of use
- Reservations will be accepted up to one (1) year in advance
- Rentals require a security deposit, rental fees, rental contract and if applicable liability insurance and staff fees
- Liability insurance is required for some rentals. Insurance packets are available upon request.
For more information, to make a reservation or request an insurance packet, please contact the Community Services Department.
Areas available for Rent:
Fees effective 7/1/23 - 6/30/24
|Monday - Friday after 4pm, |
Saturday, Sunday & holidays all day
|Security Deposit (refundable)||$50||$50|
|Field Lights per hour||$40||$40|
|# of Teams in Tournament||Per Day Fields Fee|
|Up to 8 teams||$150|
|9 - 12 teams||$300|
|13 or more teams||$500|
|Field Prep per day||$150|
|Field Lights per hour||$40|
On April 18, 1963, representatives from the Pop Warner Football League came to the Park and Recreation Commission meeting and recommended approval of developing a combined football-baseball facility for the City on the southeastern portion of Parkside Recreation Area. At the December 19, 1963 meeting of the Park and Recreation Commission, the following motion was passed: “that the new ballfield at Parkside be named after John F. Kennedy inasmuch as he was so interested in youth and physical fitness.” This motion was adopted by the Commission and by the City Council. The City Council at the May 7, 1963 meeting approved the development of the southeast portion of Parkside to be developed as a combined football-baseball facility. Two local radio stations were given permission to hold a benefit softball game, charging $0.25, the proceeds going toward the development of Kennedy Field. The game was held and was a great success, raising nearly $300. At the August 20, 1954 meeting of the Park and Recreation Commission, it was moved that since both Parkside and Kennedy Fields were in reality the same area, that the entire area be name Kennedy Field. It was decided that Parkside would be known as Kennedy Field #1 and the new facility would be known at Kennedy Field #2. This received Council approval. At the October 15, 1964 meeting of the Commission, it was decided that the proceeds from the benefit softball game would be used to purchase a backstop for Kennedy Field #2. Kennedy Field #2 was first opened of use in the summer of 1965.