Play Ball! Baseball/Softball Resources in Fairfax County

Published on
03/27/2024
patriot park baseball field

As the Major League Baseball season begins with the usual pomp and pageantry of Opening Day, here are some county resources for baseball and softball fans.

 

Local Leagues

Check out local leagues for all ages in our Sports Directory. The lists show private sporting organizations that serve the Fairfax County athletic community. These organizations are not managed or operated by Fairfax County Government.

 

Batter Up! 

Our Park Authority's batting cages at Braddock Park give everyone a chance to work on their swing – softball and baseball players. You can choose different ball speeds, from lob to 70 mph. Cages open in April.

batting cages

 

Fields of Dreams

Of course, there are MANY ballfields around the county that host games, practices and more (and if there's a rain delay at a Park Authority field, be sure to check out the field status website for the latest information).

One of the crown jewels is Patriot Park North. After more than 20 years of planning and a collective effort among the baseball community, local government, and the Fairfax County Park Authority, Patriot Park North – the six-diamond baseball/softball facility – officially opened on a 67-acre lot adjacent to Willow Spring Elementary School off Braddock Road. Hundreds of local little leaguers and their families celebrated the historic opening of the just last April. The event signaled the completion of a “game-changing” facility that offers a fantastic competitive experience and provides a significant economic benefit to the community.

baseball fields at patriot park north

 

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College Baseball and Softball

You can catch college baseball and softball teams in Fairfax County - George Mason, Georgetown and Marymount.

And save the date: The Atlantic 10 Conference will host its men’s baseball tournament at Capital One Park from May 21-25. The A-10 includes teams such as George Mason, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Washington University, St. Louis, St. Bonaventure and more. Capital One Park is located at 1600 Scotts Crossing Road, Tysons, across from Wegmans.

capital one park

 

Library Items

Our library has nearly 2,000 baseball titles available for checkout, including historical books, movies, fiction and how-to guides. 

 

Baseball and Softball Camps

Our Park Authority offers several camps at different age levels for baseball and softball. Search for "baseball" in the class catalog.

 

 

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