Picture Tour of the Sports Complex
The Carroll County Sports Complex officially opened on May 27, 1989. The park was planned as a shared use facility for the Carroll County Men's Softball League and the Charles Carroll Recreation Council. These original users still share the park today. Over time a Carroll County Co-ed Softball League was formed and played at the Sports Complex. In 2003, the Carroll County Church Softball League began playing their league games exclusively at the Sports Complex. The Carroll County Senior Softball team also plays games at the Sports Complex.
The Sports Complex has five softball/baseball diamonds. Six nights per week adult softball and youth baseball and softball share the fields. Three of the ball diamonds are lighted, allowing games to played until our park curfew at 11 PM. The ball diamonds are used on weekends from mid-March until November for tournament softball. These include both adult slow and fast pitch softball and youth fast pitch. Tournaments range from local groups to nationally sanctioned events. In 1998 the Sports Complex was named the National Softball Association Outstanding Park of the Year.
Two multi-purpose fields also make up the Sports Complex. These fields are used extensively for the Charles Carroll Recreation Soccer program. Westminster Area Recreation Council, the Westminster Wolves Soccer Club and the Baltimore Beltway Soccer League also use our fields for camps and league play.
Amenities at the Sports Complex make all league and tournament experiences complete. A full service concession stand operates during all adult league and tournament play. Full ball park concession fare is offered, from hot dogs and cheeseburgers to French fries and chicken tenders. Snowballs and ice cream are available in the hotter months. A large, air conditioned meeting room is also available. Bathrooms are located at the main concession building, as are soda machines for occasions when the concession stand is closed.
Two pavilions are available at the Sports Complex. These pavilions may be rented on an individual basis. Weekend user groups receive use of both pavilions when renting the entire facility.
In 2006 the Sports Complex added a hiking trail. A quick walk on the trail quickly makes you forget you are actually in a sports complex! This .49 mile natural surface trail begins and ends at the back pavilion next to Field # 5. Upon leaving the woods, walk along the wood line back to the pavilion to achieve the .49 miles.
New for 2008 is a brand new tot lot. This all new, state of the art play area includes two sliding boards, a rock climbing wall, and swings. It replaces an older, very outdated play structure.
Keep checking back to see what's new at the Carroll County Sports Complex.