Melas Park/Arlington Heights Location

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Outdoor Softball

 Outdoor softball at Melas Park from May through September. Located at 1500 W Central Rd, Arlington Heights. 

Melas Park Softball

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Outdoor Softball

Game days Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - weather permitting. Fields open 8:30AM, Batting practice at 9:00AM, Game time 10:00AM til 12:30PM.


 Join us at Melas Park - pay $5/day or sign up for season at highly discounted rate ($60 for 2020) - which typically includes a picnic (or two). Annual registration forms were emailed March 6, 2020 to returning members. New applicants may use the form on this website - see below detail.  

New For 2020

Member Daily Sign In

 Daily written sign in is NO LONGER required. At 'sign in table', each player is responsible to pull his magnetic name card and place on team roster board. Failure to do so will result in not being assigned a team. As mentioned in the RULES/GENERAL Page,  Failure to have your name on roster board by 9:45AM will result in you being slotted as the last batter, as a rover and/or even assigned to a diamond other than your usual diamond.  

2020 Melas Park Season Coming Soon!

Melas Park

 

The OPENING DAY is Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

 

It's that time already!  Welcome to the 2020 softball season. Opening day is Tuesday May 5, 2020. The season will continue through Friday October 2, 2020. Playing days remain as Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Although the Park District has raised our fees your costs to join will again be $60.00 for the full season. This covers all three days and at least a couple food events at the park with non-alcoholic beverages.


We are still offering a $5.00 per day daily fee for drop in part time players. If you choose at some later time to pay the full fee THERE WILL NOT BE A CREDIT FOR THE DAILY FEES PAID.


Game cancellations for any reason can be checked after 8:00AM on game day at (847) 577-3003, choice #6. Email notices will also be sent to any ID's on record and our website will be updated on the header line - ONLY when cancellations occur. When in doubt if there is a game please check one of these options.  


Throughout the course of the year we also need EVERYONE to participate in set up and take down of equipment - screens, scoreboards, etc. Daily volunteers will be sought. Please contribute to this effort. 


The softball rules that we follow appear on this website. Refer to the Rules page to familiarize yourself.  


If you encounter a medical issue during the season that you wish to share with your peers please advise someone on the committee and it will be released to all in a health status email as appropriate.  


And here's how to enroll in Melas Park for 2020:


 Please mail your check by April 15, 2020. Be sure to include your name, address, phone, EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO and Email ID.

PLEASE PAY BY CHECK ONLY, PAYABLE TO: ==> NW SENIOR SOFTBALL

Mail To:  Craig Bernacki 

13545 Hemlock Rd

Huntley, Il 60142

(If you are currently playing in Schaumburg or Rosemont you can hand the form below with your check to Leo Dolewski, Jim Roach, Stan Gorak or Craig Bernacki.)

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YOU MAY PRINT AND USE THE BELOW TEMPLATE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CHECK FOR $60. IF NO INFORMATION HAS CHANGED JUST PUT "SAME AS 2019" -   BUT BE SURE TO INCLUDE NEW  EMERGENCY CONTACT. 

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NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS __________________________________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER ___________________________________________________________________________
EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME & NUMBER_____________________________________________________________________________

E-MAIL ID_________________________________________________________________________________

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Schedule Exceptions

Dates Softball Will Be Cancelled

Due to Arlington Heights Park District commitments, the usual Tuesday, Thursday and Friday schedule will be changed in 2020 as follows:


Below date is modified for softball


  • Friday, June 5th (we play but we must vacate fields by Noon)


Below dates are cancelled for softball


  • Friday, June 19th
  • Thursday, July 2nd
  • Friday, July 3rd
  • Thursday, July 9th
  • Friday, July 10th

Call In Number - Weather

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Inclement Weather Hotline

 At Melas Park each game day a decision will be made considering weather. A message is recorded on our Hotline Number to indicate Game On or Game Canceled.

Hotline Number

 Generally by 7:00AM our hotline is updated for the day. Call 847/577-3003 extension 6 for the prerecorded message. 

EMAIL and Website Cancelation Notifications

 In addition to the Hotline recording an email is generally sent out  to the registered Melas Park ballplayers and this website is updated on top line/banner ONLY IF THE DAY'S GAMES ARE CANCELED.