Are games rained out?
Check your association's website, call your coach, or check the information you received during sign up for a hotline number.
The City of Forney Parks and Recreation Department will evaluate field conditions and notify each association no later than 3pm if fields are not playable.
Ball Field Reservations
Youth Baseball teams may reserve Fields 1 to 11 at Mulberry Park or the baseball / softball fields at Claybon Elementary, Crosby Elementary, Criswell Elementary or Forney High School (FHS) (field by the parking lot) for:
- Wednesdays (5 to 7 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m.)
- Sundays (1 to 3 p.m, 3 to 5 p.m. or 5 to 7 p.m.)
Youth Softball teams may may reserve fields 1 to 4 at Forney Community Park Softball or the baseball/softball fields at Claybon Elementary, Criswell Elementary, Crosby Elementary or Forney High School (FHS) (field by the parking lot) on Wednesdays and Sundays. The same time slots apply. Forney Community Park Softball fields may only be reserved by girls youth softball teams.
Soccer teams may reserve (Spring Season): fields A to T at Mulberry Park, fields A to K at Henderson Soccer Complex, or the soccer fields at Claybon Elementary, Criswell Elementary and Johnson Elementary. The same time slots apply.
Soccer teams may reserve (Fall Season): fields A to T at Mulberry Park, fields A to H at Henderson Soccer Complex, fields 13 and MP2 at Forney Community Park, or the soccer fields at Claybon Elementary, Criswell Elementary and Johnson Elementary. The same time slots apply.
Field Conditions & General Rules
- If you walk on a skinned surface (infield) and leave footprints, the field is not playable.
- If you walk on a grass surface and water is visible as you step (squishy), the field is not playable.
Note: Since everyone is practicing on the same fields their games will be on, it is vital to err on the side of caution for practicing or playing when the field is unsafe or can be damaged.
Reserve a Field
Ball field reservations begin on Monday mornings at 8 a.m. by email only. Phone calls and walk-in reservations are not accepted. You may email Monday at 8 a.m. for a reservation for the following Wednesday evening time slot or a Sunday time slot. Emails sent before 8 a.m. will not be processed. Reservations will be made by a coach or parent. Fifty percent (50%) of the youth using the facility, recreational and selected groups combined must reside in the City of Forney or reside in the Forney School District. Coaches or parents requesting a reservation must submit a Field Use Application along with a current official team roster showing each player’s physical residence. If your team is not registered with the local sports organization (MESA, FYBA, FYFL or FSA) you must provide a copy of your certificate of liability insurance. Priority for field reservations will go to select/club/academy teams and the general public (family play/birthday parties). Any fields remaining will be available for teams registered with the local youth associations.
You will receive your field assignment on Tuesday afternoon. Reservations are for 1 week at a time. Reservations are for 1 time slot per team per week. Due to high demand, you may not reserve a field 2 consecutive weeks in a row. Also, field assignments will not be made until Tuesday afternoon instead of "as soon as possible (ASAP)" Monday mornings (you may send your request at 8 a.m. on Monday mornings, but you will not get a reply until Tuesday afternoons).
First Come & First Serve
When Metro East Softball Association (MESA) and Forney Youth Baseball Association (FYBA) spring and fall season is over, Mulberry fields 2 to 11, Claybon, Criswell, Crosby and the field by the parking lot at FHS are first come / first serve except for Wednesdays and Sundays. Wednesdays and Sundays are reserved through the City. You may rent lights for an evening that fields are first come/first serve. Light rental is done by walk-in's only and not by email. See below for light rental and payment information.
Adult Softball Games
Adult Softball and Adult Kickball will have games on Mulberry Park field 1. Field 1 can be reserved for Wednesdays and Sundays. Same time slots as stated above.
Lights & Payment Instructions
Note: Ball field lights are done in 2 hour blocks. They are $20 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Payment is due no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday for Wednesday reservations. If your light payment is not received by Wednesday 4:30 p.m, your lights will not be turned on. We do not schedule lights during the summer since it does not get dark until 9 p.m. or later. Parks (City) schedules lights on Wednesdays and Sundays. Associations schedule the lights for the rest of the week.
Payments may be made at the Spellman Parks Building in Forney Community Park located at:
241 S FM 548
Forney, TX 75126
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please feel free to use the drop box at the right of the front door.
- Mulberry Baseball/Soccer Fields and Henderson Soccer Fields by Number and Age Group: Click here to view maps.