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Ball Field Lease Policy

The Fort Madison Parks, Recreation and Docks Board has implemented a lease policy for individuals or groups wishing to use any Fort Madison ball field for tournaments or special events.  Those wishing to use a ball field for a tournament or other event MUST present their request to the Parks and Recreation Department two (2) months in advance of their event.  You must also, at that time, request to be placed on the next scheduled Parks Board meeting agenda.  The Parks Board meets the first Wednesday of each month.  A representative MUST be on hand to answer questions the board may have.  A FIELD RENTAL AGREEMENT form MUST be obtained from the Parks and Recreation Office.  The form MUST be completed and returned to the Parks and Recreation Office, with full fees.

The Fort Madison Family YMCA has an ongoing lease agreement with the Parks Department for Milt Kokjohn Field (Victory Park), and Bert Featheringill Field (Shopton Park) from April 1 through August 31 for the purpose of operating their summer youth baseball / softball leagues. Please contact the YMCA at (319) 372-2403 for use of these fields outside of their scheduled league dates and times.

The Fort Madison USSSA Baseball League has an ongoing lease agreement with the Parks Department for Larry Roberts Field (Ivanhoe Park), from April 1 through August 31 for the purpose of operating their summer youth baseball leagues.

Rodeo Park Softball Field #1 and Field #2 are available for team practices. Please stop in at the Park and Recreation Department at 811 Avenue E during the hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday to fill out a Ball Field Usage Agreement to reserve your day and time. A team can schedule two (2) practices per week for up to two hours per practice. Weekends are also available and teams can schedule one (1) two-hour practice on either Saturday or Sunday.