Yankee Park

Community Park / 36.679 acres

Hours

The park is open during daylight hours.

Location

7500 Yankee St.
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About the Park

Two sand volleyball courts, three tennis courts, and a playground are located close to the shelter. To the north, on the other side of a line of trees, is an open field that includes baseball diamonds, soccer fields and football practice areas. A nature trail leads through the wooded area in the southeast quadrant. Flowering crab apple trees line the north and east borders. There is a paved path around the perimeter of the park.

Features

Baseball Diamonds (4)
Drinking Fountain (off November-March)
Grill
Little Free Library
Multi-use Trails (paved),  Perimeter path length (including sidewalk along Yankee Street) is 0.82 mile. The center path length is 0.19 mile.
Parking Lot
Pickleball Courts (2)
Picnic Shelter
Play Equipment
Restrooms (portable in the winter)
Sand Volleyball (reservable for $10/hour resident or non-profit; $20/hour nonresident)
Tennis Courts (3)

History

As the newly formed Park District was proceeding with the acquisition of its first 4 neighborhood park sites, it was also watching development between Yankee Street and McEwen Road, south of Alex-Bell Road and north of Centerville-Miamisburg Road. A community park was desired as a home to the Washington Baseball League and others for their games. In 1964, the Park District purchased an 18-acre parcel, the south portion of today's park, that would be part of a 30-acre school-park complex that was to be developed jointly by the Park District and the School Board. The School Board purchased 10 acres and held it until their plans changed. They passed it to the Park District in 1983. Seven plus acres was added to the northeast side of the park in 1969.

Note: History courtesy of Pat Aldrich, Centerville-Washington History