What is a multi-purpose use field? A multi-purpose use field is one that is utilized to accommodate more than one sport on any particular field, which allows for increased participation and revenues. The City of Prescott has a number of multi-purpose fields that are used for a variety of youth and adult sports leagues, tournaments, events, and youth club teams that conduct many activities throughout the year.
Pioneer Park is primarily a softball complex for youth and adult slow pitch and fast pitch leagues and tournaments, the fields are also used for youth baseball, football, and soccer. From February through August, the fields are used primarily for softball, but are transformed for youth soccer, baseball and football tournaments throughout the summer. From From May through August the City conducts slow pitch softball leagues Monday through Friday evenings for 140 plus adult teams and hosts multiple youth fast pitch and adult slow pitch tournaments over the weekends. In September, the fields are prepared to accommodate over 1,000 youth soccer players who are members of our co-sponsored AYSO Soccer Club for practice and games through the end of November with Pioneer Park their primary location.
Heritage Park is another site with four fields that hosts a variety of sporting user groups, events, and tournaments. Although primarily for youth softball and soccer, it also extends its use for specialty events such as an Over the Line softball tournament and marching band training for competition, requiring a football field layout. These fields are also used for club teams to practice, but this complex also services larger events in conjunction with Pioneer Park and other single area fields for tournaments. Heritage Park is the primary home for the Prescott Girls Softball Association for their entire program, including practices and games from March through May.
aka: Bill Vallely Upper & Lower Fields
Roughrider Park, (photo left) also known as Bill Vallely Upper and Lower fields are the primary home for Prescott Little League and the Yavapai College Softball program. These fields are also used throughout the summer for girls fast pitch tournaments.
Ken Lindley Field
Historic Ken Lindley Field services the Yavapai College soccer team for their home matches and practices. It also hosts adult city leagues for Women’s 11” Slow pitch and Men’s Wooden Bat Fast Pitch. Throughout the year it is also used for youth baseball, soccer and softball tournaments.
Kuebler Field is primarily utilized as a baseball facility but has been used for soccer tournaments and dog agility training in the outfield grass.
The City believes in maximizing the amount of activities and events for athletes of all ages and the various sports they enjoy. We are always looking for additional opportunities to utilize these multi-purpose fields and generate revenues through leagues, tournaments and practice rentals.
The key to operating successful multi-use fields is the dedicated parks staff who tirelessly works hard to transition these fields from one sport to the other throughout the year. Putting up portable fencing for youth softball and baseball, painting specific field dimensions for soccer and football are just a few adjustments that are constantly made throughout the Sporting Events Calendar to accommodate over 37 various sporting events that take place from February to November.
If you have any interest in utilizing any of our City of Prescott athletic fields for conducting a practice, hosting a tournament or simply joining any of Prescott’s youth or adult sports programs, please contact the Recreation Services office at 928 777-1122 for information.