The permit process to use the Governors Island’s sports fields opened today! The fields are located on the Play Lawn within the 30 acres of new park completed in November and will be available for use every day during daylight hours between May 24th and September 28th.
The two natural turf ballfields are sized for baseball or softball. They contain a clay infield with full back stops and bleachers that seat 84 people. Now if stickball isn’t you game, not to worry. The large outfield can easily be configured for soccer or other field sports. The fields will be available for games in the morning beginning at 10 AM, and in the afternoon beginning at 2 PM.
To apply to use the fields, organizations can visit The Trust’s website. The permit process will be open until March 1 at which point The Trust will review all of the applications it has received. As with other public ballfields in New York City, preference will be given to youth groups, schools and leagues from across the City. For more information take a look at our permit page and the FAQ page.