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Central Park (Great Lawn) (Field #7)

40.783338,-73.965505

Great Lawn (Field 7), New York, NY 10029 Parking Directions By Car Great Lawn fields in Central Park are accessible via the entrances to Central Park at 86th street, on either Central Park West or 5th Avenue. By Bus Great Lawn fields in Central Park are accessible via the entrances to Central Park at 86th street, on either Central Park West or 5th Avenue. Central Park Field Condition Hotline: (212) 628-1036 (Press 1, 1) [1=Great Lawn, 2=North Meadow, 3=Heckscher]

Central Park (North Meadow) (Field #4)

40.792247,-73.959807

North Meadow Baseball Field 4, New York, NY 10029 Parking Directions By Car The North Meadow fields in Central Park are accessible via the entrances to Central Park at 96th street, on either Central Park West or 5th Avenue. By Bus The North Meadow fields in Central Park are accessible via the entrances to Central Park at 96th street, on either Central Park West or 5th Avenue. Central Park Field Condition Hotline: (212) 628-1036 (Press 1, 1) [1=Great Lawn, 2=North Meadow, 3=Heckscher]

Chelsea Park (Field #1)

40.749953,-74.001106

Chelsea Park W 27th St New York, NY 10001

East River Park (Field #1)

40.711805,-73.977365

East River Park Field New York, NY 10002 FOR FIELD #1: From New Jersey: From the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel or George Washington Bridge, take West St. (West Side Highway) south to the FDR Drive North. Exit at E. Houston St. Turn left over the highway, then left again onto the entrance ramp for the FDR South. Exit the FDR at Grand St. (the next exit). Find a parking space. Walk over the foot bridge adjacent to Cherry St. On the other side of the bridge, walk to the left; Field #1 is directly ahead.From Brooklyn: Take the Brooklyn Bridge to the FDR North. Follow remaining instructions above. From the West Side: Take E. Houston St. east to the FDR. Enter going south; exit at Grand St. (the next exit). Follow remaining instructions above.From points north: Take the FDR South to Grand St. Follow remaining instructions above. By Bus FOR FIELD #1: Take any bus or subway to 14th St. in Manhattan. Transfer to the M14 bus headed east. There are two different M14 routes, both shown in green on the map above. Either: Take the M14 Avenue A (Grand St.) bus (designated as “14A” on the map) to the last stop (Grand St. & the FDR). Walk in the same direction you exit the bus along Cherry St. to the foot bridge over the highway. On the other side of the bridge, walk to the left; Field #1 is directly ahead. Or: Take the M14 Avenue D (Delancey St.) bus (designated as “14D” on the map) to the corner of the FDR & Delancey St. (first stop as the bus turns right off the FDR service road onto Delancey). Walk south under the Williamsburg Bridge, then across the foot bridge over the highway. After exiting the foot bridge, walk in the opposite direction (south) one block to the fields (Field #1 is the farther of the two).As an alternative, you can take the F, J, M or Z train to Delancey St. and transfer to the southbound M14A bus on the southwest corner of Delancey & Essex. Take it to the last stop (Grand St. & the FDR). Follow remaining directions above.

East River Park (Field #8)

40.723688,-73.972628

FOR FIELD #8: Driving Southbound: Exit the FDR Drive at 23rd Street. Continue on the service road past 23rd Street itself. The road will curve to the right after 18th Street and you will be on Avenue C. Continue on Avenue C until E. 10th Street. Find a parking space on or near E. 10 St. Walk east along E. 10th to the FDR. Cross over the highway; Field #8 is directly ahead.Driving Northbound: Exit the FDR Drive at E. Houston St. Make a right onto Avenue C and take it to E. 10th St. Find a parking space on or near E. 10th St. Walk east along E. 10th to the FDR. Cross over the highway; Field #8 is directly ahead. By Bus FOR FIELD #8: Take the M14 Avenue D (Delancey St.) bus (designated as “14D” on the map) to E. 10th St. & Avenue D. Walk east along E. 10th St. to the FDR. Cross over the highway; Field #8 is directly ahead.

Hudson River Park (East Field)

40.729202,-74.013325

Pier 40, 2nd Fl. 353 West St. (at W. Houston St.) - New York, NY 10014 EAST FIELD - Closest to the Entrance of the Complex Parking Directions By Car The Hudson River Park Fields are located on Pier 40, across from W. Houston St., in Manhattan (a few blocks south of Christopher St.). Driving north or south on West St. (the Westside Highway), turn onto Clarkson St. (one block north of W. Houston St.). Look for parking on Clarkson or any of the nearby streets. (There might also be spaces available on the northbound side of West St.) There is also a parking garage at Pier 40, south of the entrance to the fields ($15 up to 4 hrs., $20 up to 12 hrs., $25 up to 24 hrs.), but it is likely that free parking will be available on the surrounding streets.Walk to the end of W. Houston St., at West St., cross over West St. to Pier 40. Enter the complex to the left of the sign that reads “Welcome to Pier 40.” Our field are directly ahead in the courtyard (Field #1 is the first one, with the home plate area around to the right). By Bus Take the 1 train to Houston St. or the C or E train to Spring St. Walk west along W. Houston St. to the end of the street (at West St.). Follow the remaining directions above to enter the Pier 40 complex.Please take note of the following: Restroom facilities are Port-A-Sans located near the entrance to the fields. (There are also restrooms on the second floor of the complex, up the stairs to your right as you enter.) Vending machines are available for water, Gatorade, soda, etc., at a cost of $1.50. Street vendor is located outside the field gates from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for shakes, chips, hot dogs, etc. No food or beverages (other than water, Gatorade, etc.) are allowed on the field. Limited trash cans are available, so each team will need to clean up after its games.

Hudson River Park (West Field)

40.729202,-74.013325

Pier 40, 2nd Fl. 353 West St. (at W. Houston St.) - New York, NY 10014 West FIELD - Far corner of the Complex Parking Directions By Car The Hudson River Park Fields are located on Pier 40, across from W. Houston St., in Manhattan (a few blocks south of Christopher St.). Driving north or south on West St. (the Westside Highway), turn onto Clarkson St. (one block north of W. Houston St.). Look for parking on Clarkson or any of the nearby streets. (There might also be spaces available on the northbound side of West St.) There is also a parking garage at Pier 40, south of the entrance to the fields ($15 up to 4 hrs., $20 up to 12 hrs., $25 up to 24 hrs.), but it is likely that free parking will be available on the surrounding streets.Walk to the end of W. Houston St., at West St., cross over West St. to Pier 40. Enter the complex to the left of the sign that reads “Welcome to Pier 40.” Our field are directly ahead in the courtyard (Field #1 is the first one, with the home plate area around to the right). By Bus Take the 1 train to Houston St. or the C or E train to Spring St. Walk west along W. Houston St. to the end of the street (at West St.). Follow the remaining directions above to enter the Pier 40 complex.Please take note of the following: Restroom facilities are Port-A-Sans located near the entrance to the fields. (There are also restrooms on the second floor of the complex, up the stairs to your right as you enter.) Vending machines are available for water, Gatorade, soda, etc., at a cost of $1.50. Street vendor is located outside the field gates from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for shakes, chips, hot dogs, etc. No food or beverages (other than water, Gatorade, etc.) are allowed on the field. Limited trash cans are available, so each team will need to clean up after its games.

Prospect Park (Brooklyn) (Field #4)

40.661782,-73.972697

95 Prospect Park - West Brooklyn, NY 11215 Directions By Car FROM BROOKLYN BRIDGE: Go forward past 6 traffic lights to Atlantic Avenue.Turn left onto Atlantic Avenue and go one mile to Flatbush Avenue.Turn right onto Flatbush. Continue down Flatbush to Grand Army Plaza. As you go around the Plaza, bear right. Follow signs for Prospect Park West (which borders the park).Follow signs for Prospect Park West (which borders the park). Continue until you go around traffic circle to Prospect Park Southwest. Closest entrance for fields is between 10th and 11th Avenue. FROM MANHATTAN BRIDGE: Go forward, then turn right onto Flatbush Avenue. Follow directions from Brooklyn Bridge. By Bus Take F train to the Seventh Avenue station in Brooklyn; use exit at front of station (if coming from Manhattan).You are at Eighth Ave. & 9th Street. Walk up the hill along 9th Street to the Park.Walk into the park, pass the monument, cross the roadway. Walk down the hill to the right to the fields.

Randall's Island (Field #13)

Randalls Island Field 13, Sunken Meadow Loop, New York, NY 11105

Randalls Island Field 13, Sunken Meadow Loop, New York, NY 11105 Directions By Car From Manhattan East Side Take FDR Drive North to Triborough Bridge exit (on left). Stay to left through and beyond toll booth, follow exit sign to Randall’s Island. After the road curves to the right, turn left and then take your first right into the softball fields section. Follow the road to the right for all fields. From Manhattan West Side Take West Side Highway (or 10th Ave./Amsterdam Ave.) north to 96th Street. Turn right onto 96th, go across to East Side; continue to FDR Drive entrance. Take FDR Drive North to Triborough Bridge exit (on left). Follow remaining directions above. From the Bronx Take the Major Degan or Bruckner Expressway to the Triborough Bridge exit (on right). Stay right after toll booth, follow signs to Randall’s Island.Note: Pay toll heading toward the island; no toll when leaving. By Public Transportation: Take the 6 train to Cypress Ave (Bronx) and then walk across the Randall's Island Connector. The path puts you on field 43. - Or - Take uptown 4, 5 or 6 (Lexington Ave.) train to 125th Street. Walking in the same direction as the train was moving, exit on stairway toward the front, left of station (northwest corner of 125th and Lexington Ave.). Take the M35 bus (originates on corner, headed south). Get off at first stop after Triborough Bridge toll booth. The fields are directly in front of you as you look to the water.

Randall's Island (Field #46)

40.797577,-73.917284

20 Randall’s Island Park - New York, NY 10035 Directions By Car From Manhattan East Side Take FDR Drive North to Triborough Bridge exit (on left). Stay to left through and beyond toll booth, follow exit sign to Randall’s Island. After the road curves to the right, turn left and then take your first right into the softball fields section. Follow the road to the right for all fields. From Manhattan West Side Take West Side Highway (or 10th Ave./Amsterdam Ave.) north to 96th Street. Turn right onto 96th, go across to East Side; continue to FDR Drive entrance. Take FDR Drive North to Triborough Bridge exit (on left). Follow remaining directions above. From the Bronx Take the Major Degan or Bruckner Expressway to the Triborough Bridge exit (on right). Stay right after toll booth, follow signs to Randall’s Island.Note: Pay toll heading toward the island; no toll when leaving. By Public Transportation: Take the 6 train to Cypress Ave (Bronx) and then walk across the Randall's Island Connector. The path puts you on field 43. - Or - Take uptown 4, 5 or 6 (Lexington Ave.) train to 125th Street. Walking in the same direction as the train was moving, exit on stairway toward the front, left of station (northwest corner of 125th and Lexington Ave.). Take the M35 bus (originates on corner, headed south). Get off at first stop after Triborough Bridge toll booth. The fields are directly in front of you as you look to the water.

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