Reserve a Sports Field

Many of Kalamazoo's city parks have athletic fields for visitors to use. If you have a planned game, tournament, or event, you can reserve fields or courts to ensure they are available to you when you need them. Rentals include initial lining & dragging when applicable.

Online

Step 1.Plan Your Event

Before you request a reservation for an athletic space, make sure you know all of the details. We'll need to know where and when but depending on the location we may ask if you need lights or sound, or if you need to use the scoreboard, press box or other amenities. 

You can review reservation fees listed at the bottom of this page or find more information about each park or facility in the Parks Listing. 

View Parks Listing

Step 2.Submit a Request 

Submit the online form to request a reservation. A member of our team will review the request and follow up to complete the reservation and accept payment. 

Submit a Reservation Request

Step 3.Finalize and Pay

When you are contacted about your request, we will confirm all of the details and complete your reservation. We will also let you know the total cost and how to pay. A 25% deposit is due at the time of reservation, and the remaining balance is generally due two weeks before your scheduled event.   

Step 4.Play Ball! 

You field will be ready for you on the date and time of your event. Have a great time! 

In Person

Step 1.Plan Your Event

Before you request a reservation for an athletic space, make sure you know all of the details. We'll need to know where and when but depending on the location we may ask if you need lights or sound, or if you need to use the scoreboard, press box or other amenities. 

You can review reservation fees listed at the bottom of this page or find more information about each park or facility in the Parks Listing. 

Step 2.Visit the Kzoo Parks Office 

Visit our office at Mayors' Riverfront Park (251 Mills Street) to make your reservation. We will confirm all of the details and accept a 25% deposit while you're here. The remaining balance is generally due two weeks before the scheduled event.  

Step 3.Play Ball! 

You field will be ready for you on the date and time of your event. Have a great time! 

By Phone

We are happy to answer questions about reservations, but our team cannot accept or process them over the phone. 

If you have questions about reserving a sports field, please call 311 or (269) 337-8000 for help. 

Versluis Dickinson (Softball/Multi-Use)

Softball field rental fees at VerSluis/Dickinson vary depending on the day, duration, and field. 

Dickinson Fields 1-3:
  • $180 per field, per day
  • $110 per field, up to 3 hours
  • $90 on Sundays (must be finished by 2pm)

All other softball fields:
  • $160 per field, per day
  • $95 per field, up to 3 hours
  • $80 on Sundays (must be finished by 2pm)

If you need maintenance or adjustments during your reservation, additional fees may apply:
  • Lining and dragging: $70 per field, per occurrence
  • Field modification (move pitch, rubbers, bases): $95 per field, per occurrence
 
The multi-use field at VerSluis/Dickinson may be rented for $115. 

 

Final reservation fees will be determined when a member of our team reaches out to confirm your reservation.

Soisson/Rapacz/Clason Field (Football/Soccer/Events)

The fee to reserve Soisson/Rapacz/Clason Field is $365 for an event up to five hours. Events longer than five hours will be charged $90 for each additional hour. These fees help offset the staffing costs to support your reservation.

Optional amenities like lights and sound are available:
  • Lights: $75 per game
  • Press box and sound system: $65 per game
  • Music licensing fee: $12.50 per contract
  • Scoreboard controller: $500 deposit required

Final reservation fees will be determined when a member of our team reaches out to confirm your reservation.

Homer Stryker Field (Baseball/Events)

Homer Stryker Field at Mayors' Riverfront Park can be reserved for $560 per day. This includes initial lining & dragging, supplies, and staff support at the during the reservation. 

Optional amenities like lights and sound are available:
  • Lights: $95 per game
  • Press box and sound system: $90 per game

Final reservation fees will be determined when a member of our team reaches out to confirm your reservation.

Basketball Courts

Basketball courts at city parks are available to rent by the day: 

  • LaCrone Park (2 courts); $285 per day
  • Mayors' Riverfront Park (1 court): $145 per day
  • UpJohn Park (1 court): $145 per day

Multi-Use Fields & Other Areas

Multi-use fields (for games of soccer, lacrosse, ultimate frisbee, etc.), tennis courts, and skate parks can generally be reserved for $115. The final reservation fee will be determined when a member of our team reaches out to confirm your reservation.