For all the parents out there coaching or being coached for the first time their kid plays in little league baseball, soccer, or any other outdoor sport, they know when spring comes around it’s time to sign up and warm up. This is the time of year we pull out the gloves, and start swinging the bat. It’s time to stock up on some Band-Aids and laundry detergent for the muddy days ahead. Whether you get out there and throw the ball with them or just bringing the snacks for intermission you know the most important thing is they have fun and have a great place to play ball. Here are the best places in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge to simply practice, or have some friendly competition.
This won’t be the place for the big game, but this is a large field with plenty of room to spread out and there is a walking trail that goes completely around the field for any moms who like to exercise while the kids are working on their fast ball. Located next to the Historic Old Mill and Old Mill Restaurant for anyone in need of an athlete size meal complete with corn chowder and corn fritters, this park also has a pavilion and huge trees along the Pigeon River to get out of the sun and feed the ducks. This is a great place to throw the ball and do some drills.
Pigeon Forge City Park
This place has the works. Located behind the Pigeon Forge community center, which is a great place to do everything from working out to bowling, it features four really nice softball/baseball fields fenced in and is also located next to a river with two playgrounds for kids needing to loosen up after practice. Equipped with two pavilions, one which is huge and perfect for any meetings out of the sun, this is a great park to practice, play, and relax. It opens at dawn and closes at dusk daily.
Truly the best is saved for last. This is a hidden treasure in Sevierville. Located on Park Road this park has everything and it’s all free (except swimming). It features five quality baseball fields, huge covered pavilions, walking trails, snack bar, and is one of the safest neighborhood playgrounds in the Sevier County area. It’s a great place to practice and play the game. It has tons of parking all around the fields and at least four sets of bathrooms for any of the little leaguers that wait until the last second to let you know. This location also offers two batting cages. You have to pitch, but it’s great for keeping the ball where you want it.
Baseball season has officially started. The bases are out and the lines chalked. The rules may change every year for tee-ball and coach pitch, but in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge we can rely on a well maintenanced baseball fields and beautiful parks to play ball. Our team, the Sevierville Yankees, plan to take it all this year. Maybe we’ll see you at the opening ceremonies this Saturday 3-26-2011 at Sevierville Park.
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