Fairgrounds Park/Babe Ruth

185 S. Pompano Ave
Sarasota, FL 34239
3774_640x480.jpg - Babe Ruth Park
3774_640x480.jpg - Babe Ruth Park

This 40-acre specialized park has four baseball fields, a concession stand, a multi-purpose field, a passive play area, picnic facilities, restrooms and parking.

The Sarasota Youth Baseball Babe Ruth League for ages 13-15 calls this park home.

The first recreational facility developed on this site was a soccer field that was used by the Chicago Mustangs professional soccer team. This field was constructed in the mid 1960s and was replaced by a Babe Ruth League baseball field several years later.

- The northern portion of the site was leased to the Boys Clubs of Sarasota County in 1968 (now the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County).

- The southern portion of the site was leased to the State of Florida Division of Motor Vehicles for a period of 50 years in 1973.