|TERRY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX|
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3410 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL
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|Park hours are 7am to 11pm 7 days a week. The administration office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.|
Terry Park is used year round for baseball leagues, tournaments and special events. The facility has 4 lighted fields with spectator seating including a covered grandstand on the main field. The park is also equipped with batting cages near each field.
Terry Park has currently been remodeled with new restrooms, concession area, press box and seating areas. 4 covered batting cages and 2 outdoors.
It all began in 1921 when the Terry Family donated approximately 25 acres of cow pasture to Lee County. Amidst nothing but bulls and heifers, a small wooden grandstand, seating no more than 600 fans, was erected on the site about a mile east of downtown Ft. Myers. The little "diamond in the rough", located "out in the boonies" was really just the beginning of a priceless lifetime of Ft. Myers baseball lure.
Starting with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics in 1925 and ending with George Brett's Kansas City Royals in 1987, Terry Park has hosted some of the games greatest teams and players. Hall of Famers Jimmy Foxx, Bob Feller, Tris Speaker, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Roberto Clemente are just a few of the great players that have graced the Terry Park Field.
The Philadelphia Athletics were the first major league team to play at Terry Park. They were followed by the Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals. Today, over 160 college baseball teams from around the country use Terry Park in the month of March to begin their college season.
On May 11th, 1995 the ball field was placed on the National Register of Historical Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The memorial stadium was dedicated as Park T. Pigott (1914-1972) in recognition of his lifetime of service, through sports, to the youth of this community.
Lee County Parks & Recreation celebrated the 100 year anniversary of Terry Park in 2006. To read about some of the history download our commemorative program from the event.