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Renting Athletic Fields

Rent one of our fields for your next sporting event!

About our athletic fields

We have 30 parks that have athletic fields with more than 70 softball or baseball fields and 21 soccer fields in Brooklyn Park. These fields are owned and maintained by the City of Brooklyn Park and are available to rent for games and tournaments.

The most commonly rented locations are the Zane Sports Park and Noble Sports Park. Together, they offer the community 16 soccer fields, 5 baseball and 8 softball fields. Other parks also offer softball, baseball and soccer, as well as fields for lacrosse, football and cricket.

When are fields available?

Athletic fields are available for play beginning the middle of April through the end of October (depending on weather) from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Games and tournaments only

Due to the limited number of fields and the high demand for field use, priority of use is given to community-based youth athletics. Permits are issued for the use of fields for games and tournaments only. Fields are not scheduled for practice time and are available on a first-come, first served basis.

Available fields

How do I schedule a field?

  1. Submit an application to help us determine your needs.
  2. Once your request is received, a scheduling coordinator will contact you to confirm the details and arrange for payment and permit(s).
  3. Your field is not reserved until payment is received and permit(s) issued.

Baseball and softball

Field locations

Baseball fields (90′ base path)

Location Number of fields
Noble Sports Park 1
Zane Sports Park 2

Baseball fields (75′ base path)

Location Number of fields
Brookdale Park 2
Northwoods Park 4
Zane Sports Park 2

Softball fields

Location Number of fields
Bass Creek Park 1
Brookdale Park 3
Central Park 2
Edinbrook Park 1
Hamilton Park 1
Hartkopf Park 3
Monroe Park 1
Northern Trails Park 1
Norwood Park 4
Noble Sports Park 4
Pinebrook Park 1
River Park 2
Sunnylane Park 1
Willowstone Park 1
Zanewood Elementary 1
Zane Sports Park 4

Wheelchair softball fields

Location Fields
Northwoods Park 1

Rental rates

Rental Type Cost per game/day
Youth resident $25/$100
Adults or non-resident $60/$240

Cricket, football, lacrosse, and soccer

Field locations

Soccer (sizes vary)

Location Number of fields
Noble Sports Park 6
Zane Sports Park 10
Zanewood Elementary (practice only) 3

Lacrosse

Location Number of fields
Northwoods Park 1
Willowstone Park 1

Football

Location Number of fields
Central Park 1
Northwoods Park 1

Cricket

Location Number of fields
Fair Oaks Park 1
Lakeland Park 1

Rental rates

Rental Type Cost per game/day
Youth resident $35/$125
Adults or non-resident $60/$240

Additional rental fees

Damage and clean-up deposit

A $500 deposit is required are all adult and new rentals. It will be returned after event inspection, if violations are not found.

Light fee

$15 per field per hour in addition to the field rental.

On-site sport park facility supervisor

Assigned by the City if deemed necessary and paid for by the renting group: $30 per hour.

Maintenance personnel

$50 per hour

Portable toilets

Type Price per unit
Additional toilet $85 per event
ADA toilet $175 per event
Special cleaning $50 per cleaning

Rental policies

Priority order for scheduling

Our intent is to insure that an adequate amount of facilities for community sponsored league games exist prior to scheduling tournaments and special events.

Team rosters may be requested to verify residency of your team(s).

  1. City sponsored events
  2. Educational institutions within Brooklyn Park
  3. Brooklyn Park Athletic Associations
  4. All other Brooklyn Park resident groups and events
  5. Non-resident groups and events

Scheduling timeline and confirmations

This is the timeline of when we process and confirm schedules. We reserve the right to delay, suspend or cancel field use for any reason deemed appropriate by us.

Scheduling date Group scheduled
March 12 to 18 City/school events (priority A and B)
March 19 to April 12 Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (priority C)
April 15 to 30 Resident youth groups, resident churches, resident adult teams and resident non-profit groups (priority D)
May 1 Non-residents youth and adult teams (priority E)

Deadline

Groups must apply by February 16 to get in our scheduling timeline.

Permits

Depending on your event, other permits may apply such as:

  • Temporary food license
  • Temporary sign permit
  • Special event permit
  • Special use permit for park shelters

All other special event permits must be completed and fees paid to the City of Brooklyn Park 2 weeks before the your scheduled rental date.

See permits

Insurance

Your organization must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance for all permitted use of athletic fields in the City of Brooklyn Park. Your certificate must additionally insure the City of Brooklyn Park along with your organization, place the City of Brooklyn Park as the Certificate Holder and the general aggregate limit of insurance coverage must meet or exceed $2,000,000.

Park rules

Athletic fields within Brooklyn Park are provided for the leisure time pursuits of residents. Certain rules and regulations are needed to ensure the proper use and control of facilities so that high-quality fields exist for the players.

These rules apply to all users:

  • Alcohol use is not allowed on park property (except at Noble Sports Park with approval).
  • Smoking or use of tobacco is prohibited in all parks.
  • Motor vehicles are prohibited on park land and on the trails, except in designated parking areas.
  • Tents, signs, banners, dunk tank, carnival games, inflatables, race/walk/bike events, etc. are prohibited without a city permit.
  • Amplified sound equipment is not allowed.
  • The sale of food and concessions is prohibited without a current city food license (includes providing food at no fee, i.e. pig roast).
  • The sale of merchandise or charging admission must have prior approval by the Recreation and Parks Department.