Athletic Field Reservations

Walkers Creek Park Aerial

NRH Park Site Sports Practice, Games and Tournament Reservation Information

North Richland Hills is centrally located in Northeast Tarrant County and is home to a variety of premier municipally owned and managed park athletic facilities.  Whether you are looking for individual team practice availability or you are a tournament host seeking a tournament site, NRH Parks are an exceptional choice for your team or tournament event.


NRH Park Site Health & Safety Protocols due to COVID-19
(These protocols apply to all practices, games and tournament play at all NRH Sports field sites)

  • When spectators cannot social distance at least 6ft apart, each spectator should wear a face covering, especially in the bleacher areas.

  • Spectators must spread out as much as possible while watching games so that bleachers are not crowded.  If the bleachers are full and consistent physical distancing cannot be achieved spectators should wear face coverings while watching games.

  • While in the dugout, players should physical distance and wear face coverings while in the dugout.  Coaches are responsible for ensuring this protocol is consistently followed  Face coverings are NOT required for players on the field while playing.

  • Coaches should wear face coverings when unable to distance at least 6ft from players and spectators.

  • Wash hands frequently.

  • If you or anyone in your immediate household feel ill, stay home and minimize your exposure to others.

 



Park Site Practice Options

Team Practice Information

There is a limited number of hours available for teams to practice on the following listed park site fields.  Reservation requests for team practices can be made seasonally on a first come first serve basis.  No one team can have more than four hours of practice time per week so that as many teams can be accommodated as possible.

Practice days and times are limited to Monday-Thursday evenings with some limited weekend availability pending tournament and league schedules.  Lights are included in practice times occurring after sunset.  All NRH Parks Site fields are not available for practice.   The following fields are available for practice requests:

            Cross Timbers Park, 7680 Douglas Road – 60/90 Field #3 Only – Youth Baseball Only

            Walker’s Creek Park, 8403 Emerald Hills Way – Four field site - Girls Fast-Pitch Only

            Northfield Park, 7804 Davis Blvd – Three field site, limited practice times - Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Only

Team Practice Fees

The hourly rate for practice times per field is $30/hour, with or without lights.  This reservation rate provides one team access to the field during the designated and approved time and date(s).  Teams can request no more than two recurring days for team practice each season.

Reservation Requests are submitted electronically based on the following calendar: 

SEASON:                     PRACTICE REQUESTS SUBMITTED STARTING:         PRACTICE ACCESS RANGE:

FALL                           First Monday in August                                              Sept 1- First Sunday in November            

SPRING                      First Monday in February                                           March 1 – Third Sunday in May             

SUMMER                    First Monday in April                                                  May 16 – Third Sunday in July            

Complete Online Sports Field Practice Reservation Request Form for Fall 2020 HERE



Seasonal Game Play & Organized Scrimmages

If you are seeking a field to host organized scrimmages or league games (either single or double-header), there is a limited number of sites and availability for these types of play.  If there is availability for teams outside of already scheduled NRH programs or Youth Association contracted play, requests can be made to the NRH Parks and Recreation Athletics Division. 

Organized scrimmages & league game fees are $150 per game/scrimmage.  The potential available time for game play is from 6pm-10pm on night per week.  The only potential fields available are Cross Timbers 60/90 Field #3 for Youth Baseball Only or Walker’s Creek Park Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Field #1 or Field #2.  If single game, league or scrimmage play is approved, an electronic schedule must be submitted one week prior to the start of gameplay.  



Tournament Reservation Information

Tournament Reservation Requests

Tournament reservation requests are processed through the NRH Parks and Recreation Athletic Division.  Approved field reservations for tournaments will not exceed three days and tournament play must conclude by 11:00 p.m. each night of the event unless approved by the Parks and Recreation Director or designee. Due to existing NRH league programming and NRH events, available tournament reservation days and dates are limited. There is no tournament or site use availability from November – February.  All Tournament sites listed are owned and operated exclusively by the City of North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation Department.

Tournament Reservation Fees

Tournament Reservation Fees include only approved access to the reserved fields and other additional amenities approved and reserved within an individual event permit.  Full payment is due at the time the reservation is made and final approved reservations are based on the availability of the date requested.  Pavilion reservations are not included in tournament reservations.   Tournament Reservations can be made up to six months in advance and must be received a minimum of two months prior to the date(s) requested. Tournament requests are reviewed based on size and scope of each event.  There are a limited number of dates available for additional tournaments outside of the already scheduled programs and league activities that occur at each park through the NRH Parks and Recreation Department. Tournament Reservation Fees are:

  • Tournament Field Reservation:                                       $500 per field per day (two field minimum reservation required)
  • Tournament Onsite Field Maintenance Service Fee:      $25 per hour
  • Tournament/Umpire Room:                                             $100 per day (two day minimum reservation required) 

Tournament Site Options


Northfield Park, 7804 Davis Blvd – Adult Softball Only Northfield Park, renovated in 2018, is ideal for corporate tournaments, family reunions, and small benefit tournaments conducted by employers as team building for their employees and philanthropic development within their business and outreach to the community.  There are three softball fields located at Northfield Park.  Because of the high volume of regular community and public use, Northfield Park cannot accommodate sanctioned public softball tournaments.


 


Walkers Creek Park Aerial


Walker’s Creek Park, 7804 Emerald Hills Way – Girls Fast-Pitch Softball – Walker’s Creek Park has four fields, a concession stand available for reservation and a tournament/umpire meeting room available for reservation. Tournament reservation requests must be received a minimum of one month prior to the tournament date(s) requested for Walker’s Creek Park.

*Fossil Creek Park, 6101 South Onyx Drive has two fields for over flow tournament games; however, this site would require the tournament host to provide public portalets as restrooms at this site as there are no permanent public restrooms located at Fossil Creek Park.



Tournament Liability Insurance

Each tournament host is responsible for providing certificate of liability for the event hosted on City of North Richland Hills park property.  No tournament approval will be permitted without this documentation.  Additional City of North Richland Hills Parks and Recreation rental permits must be signed including the City of North Richland Hills liability waiver.  All documents from the city will be sent directly to the tournament host point of contact for review and signature.  No rental activities can occur until all documentation is complete.

Northfield Park Umpires and Officials for Adult Softball

Should your tournament need game officials, NRH Staff can provide you with a resource point of contact to reserve umpire and officials for Adult Softball at Northfield Park.  Please communicate that need at the time of your initial request.

Concessions

Walker's Creek Park and Northfield Park Concession services are included in your tournament reservation.  Concession services are provided by the  NRH2O Family Water Park Food Services team.  Contingent upon the times of the tournament, concessions are typically offered on Saturday and Sunday.  Additional meal services may be requested and our team will coordinate your onsite meal needs.



 

CONTACT INFORMATION and PARK SPORTS INQUIRIES

For additional information or to discuss specific needs or requests please contact NRH Athletic Coordinator, Mike Richardson, at mrichardson@nrhtx.com or email nrhpard@nrhtx.com.