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Use Governors Island’s Sports Fields During the 2017 Season


The permit process to use Governors Island’s sports fields is now open! The two natural turf ballfields can be easily configured for Little League baseball and adult softball or for soccer and other field sports.

Prior to season opening, we will now offer limited Ball Field reservations pre-season from April 3rd to May 1st, Monday-Friday from 10am-5:30pm only. Use of the fields are free for public schools and youth groups, $250/hour for adult/private school reservations. After Governors Island opens for the season on May 1, the fields will be open for permitted use during daylight hours every day in 2017 from May 1-October 1.

The ballfields are sized for Little League baseball or adult softball. The outfields of these fields can also be used for soccer or other field sports. Fields are open when the Island is open to the public. The Island is open every day from May 1 through October 1. On weekdays, the Island is open 10 AM to 6 PM; on weekends from 10 AM to 7 PM.

Organizations can apply online to use the fields. The permit process will be open until March 1 at which point we will review all of the applications we have received. There is a $26 non-refundable permit fee. As with other public ballfields in New York City, preference will be given to youth groups, schools and leagues from across the City. Permits will be accepted on an ongoing basis, first come, first served.The Trust will let groups know if they have secured field space and the dates and times at which they can use the fields. Fields are free of charge for all youth and school groups. There is a fee of $50 an hour for adult leagues.

We look forward to welcoming groups from around the City to play ball while enjoying incredible views of the Harbor and Statue of Liberty.