Hey, softball fans,
Howz it going? As travel softball family I am sure you have had your share of visiting various fields in and around the Bay Area. Sometimes the fields are nice and sometimes they are awful. Over the years I have been taking pics of the parks we play in and their snack shacks. Some of the park reviews are listed below. I still have many to list here and will keep adding more as soon as I have time. So please continue to check here on a regular basis. I also have the same listed under the Softball Field Review page so you don’t have to scroll to find the field reviews in the blog section of this site. I hope this will benefit other parents and help them find out in advance if there is a snack shack or entry fee or if the park is kid friendly or pet-friendly.
Alden E. Oliver sports park, Hayward, CA
Big League Dream Sports Complex, Manteca, CA
Louis Park, Stockton, CA
Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
Ocala Park, San Jose, CA
Patricia H Birdsall Sports Park, Temecula, CA
Pleasanton Sports Complex, Pleasanton, CA
Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas, CA
1034 North Main Street, Salinas, CA 93906
We have had many tournaments at Salinas Sports Complex. There are 5 standard size fields and 2 smaller fields where 10U games are held. There is a decent snack shack and functioning bathrooms. You have to pay to get in the complex. The field numbers have to be verified.
There is also a small play area for the younger siblings to play while the older ones are in a game. Here is a picture of the menu of available items at this snack shack.
While your kids play at these softball fields, please make sure to check them for ticks. One of our coaches found a tick on his hat while their team was practicing in between games. Since the complex hosts other events like Rodeo and Bull riding events connected to cattle, ticks are a definite possibility. Ticks can cause serious illness like Lyme disease, so beware.
I will have another post on Lyme disease and its effects after I study about it. Thanks for reading.