TERRY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX ../images/detail_photos/terry-park-stadium.jpgTERRY PARK SPORTS COMPLEX Address 3410 Palm Beach Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33916 Google Map/Directions Contact Information Brady Marshall 239-533-7468 firstname.lastname@example.org Facility Staff Events Events Calendar Hours Park hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week. The administration office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closures Information Terry Park is used year round for baseball leagues, tournaments and special events. The facility has four lighted fields with spectator seating including a covered grandstand on the main field. The park is also equipped with batting cages near each field. ATTENTION:This facility is equipped with the WeatherBug Lightning Alert System. When the system detects lightning within 10 miles of the facility, the air horns sound an uninterrupted 15 second blast & the strobe light will activate. Park users who hear the horn need to seek safe shelter immediately. When the system no longer detects a threat, three 5-second blasts from the horn will sound & the strobe light will stop working. This is the signal that it is safe to return outdoors.No system is fool-proof. Park visitors should always assess weather conditions before going outside & always be prepared to take the appropriate action needed to ensure one's safety. *If the connection is DOWN, please follow the National Weather Service 30/30 rule until it is restored.* History 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 Fort 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.