Spring is in the air; the sun is staying around a tad bit longer, and the itch for baseball is blooming like the flowers. There are plenty of baseball fields that welcome games around Baltimore, whether you are in a recreation league or you wish to pick up a game. So pick up a bat, glove and your big league chew for fun, and take a look at these local fields that you can swing for the fences in.
Honeygo Run Regional Park
9033 Honeygo Blvd.
Perry Hall, MD 21128
This recreational park is a great place to go outside and stay active! Honeygo Run Regional Park offers two baseball fields, a roller hockey outdoor rink, playground for children and a well kept football field. Also, the park provides a large indoor recreational center, athletic fields and enough running space around the area. The extensive trail provides a nice experience for newcomers that is located off the paved path at the bottom of the hill. Even though the walking trail is just short of a mile, the area is great for a morning and afternoon walk. This is the place to go if you’re looking for a good grill and a pick up baseball game.
Druid Hill Park is a good location for walking or exercise. The area is welcoming for biking as well as taking in the scenery. Druid Hill Park is also one of the oldest public parks in the United States, as it was built in 1860. The softball and baseball diamonds exist for pickup games, and they are considered by some to be unique and special considering the age of the park. Aside from the athletic activity, the Maryland Zoo is located in the center of the park. Druid Hill Park will provide a good amount of activities for those looking to get into good and healthy fun.
Tennis courts, basketball courts and baseball fields are just a few of the amenities to mention in this park. Patterson Park is a nice and open park in regards to landscapes and unique spaces. The park is huge and vibrant and circumvents the surrounding neighborhoods. Patterson Park also provides little charming and unique characteristics, such as its pagoda and tiny lake filled with ducks. If you happen to work up an appetite, be sure to check out some of the local restaurants, like Matthews Pizza and Sharky’s.
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Catonsville Community Park
501 N. Rolling Road
Catonsville, MD 21228
If you’re looking for a place to pick up a bat and ball, look no further. Catonsville Community Park gives ample room for activity with ball fields, tennis and sand volleyball courts. There are even activities for children, with a playground and hiking with a copious amount of trails to venture. Equipped with athletic fields, ball diamonds, nature trails, paved walking paths and picnic areas, Catonsville Community Park gives a lot of options to people who are looking for a little of everything in order to enjoy the scenery.
Walker Mill Regional Park
8840 Walker Mill Road
District Heights, MD 20747
Walker Mill Regional Park includes 470 acres of land with facilities accessible from the entrance road off Walker Mill Road. Most importantly, the park provides a lighted baseball field with two lighted softball fields as well. The ample spaced park also includes a lighted soccer/ football field with two tennis courts, half basketball courts, as well as an open shelter and picnic area. The regional park also comes equipped with an open shelter, a comfort station and trail with an outdoor art sculpture site. Much of the park remains underdeveloped, which provides open space and woodland for the community.
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Nelson Barnes II is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. His work can be found on Examiner.com.