Wescott Park, the Lowcountry’s premier baseball and softball facility, featuring a Ripken Training Facility and batting cages. The park also features 2- playgrounds, 1- enclosed shelter, 1- large outdoor shelter, 2- small outdoor shelters, 1 dog park for small dogs, 1- dog park for large dogs, 1- sand volleyball court and 1- five station adult fitness area. Shelters are available to rent. Wescott Park was meticulously designed and built state of the art for the best experience for players and spectators.
The City’s goal was to create a park capable of holding high level baseball tournaments, while still providing a park setting for the community as a whole. The result is a split park plan that created two distinct areas (sports fields and park) connected by a series of educational nature trails that highlighted the wetlands, native tress and wildlife.
Each of the three ball fields at Wescott Park have been designed differently to scale of Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park, Atlanta Braves’ Turner Field, and San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park. Each field is equipped for baseball and softball for athletes 12 years old and under.
A Ripken Training Circle, patented by Cal and Bill Ripken, is incorporated into the facility for instruction and practice of our rising baseball players. The design of the Circle allows for bases and home plates to be substituted for teaching of fundamentals and drills, maximizing the efficiency of instruction. To complete the park as a Ripken Training Facility, batting cages and pitching mounds are incorporated.
Apart from being a sports complex, Wescott Park features passive areas for visitors to enjoy, including a five station adult fitness area, walking trails through the park’s wetlands, and a one enclosed shelter and three air shelters for a variety of community and family events.