Hundreds of baseball and softball games are played each season at the six fields that make up the Heckscher Ballfields. The ballfields were originally larger, encompassing the present area as well as what became a separate playground in 1927. Thanks to the Conservancy's restoration in 2006, the playing fields are state of the art. Spaces. They feature new natural turf outfields, clay infields, and new drainage and irrigation systems.
Opening and closing days will be posted. Ballfields may be closed for maintenance or when wet.
Issued to leagues, teams, and other groups from mid-April through mid-September by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.
Complete and submit a permit application to:
Re: Ballfield Permits
Arsenal West – 5th Floor
24 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
West Side from 63rd - 65th Streets.
- Permits required for leagues, teams, and other groups
- Weekdays: 11am-dusk
- Weekends: 8am-dusk
- For info, or to join and form leagues, call 212-408-0226