News Flash:

Even as we begin to resume activities and re-open the closed amenities in our parks and facilities, social distancing, wearing a face covering while in public, and personal hygiene remains the most important aspect of keeping yourself and others safe. We strongly encourage all residents to assist in the safe use of our parks and facilities so that they can remain open!

For questions regarding Youth or Adult Athletics programs please call (901) 385-5599. Please continue to follow updates through this page and our Department’s other social media outlets for the latest information.

Practice permits now available:

  • Our Athletics Office is issuing permits for practices at Appling Softball Complex, Bartlett Baptist, and Ellendale Park. Any team that registered for the BPRD Spring league will be able to practice at no charge while all others will be subject to the rental fee of $30 per field.
  • To reserve a field, you may call the Athletics Office at (901) 385-5599 after 1:00pm each Friday for permits for the following week. Additional times may be booked starting at 1:00pm each Tuesday. Practice times are restricted to 90-minutes and will be staggered at each field and will be limited to one team only (coaches and players only). No scrimmages with other teams are permitted at this time.



The Athletics Office provides youth and adult recreational sports opportunities by offering individual and team sign-ups for baseball, softball, basketball, and volleyball.

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