What are the orange buttons on the home page under “The very latest”?
We post to “the very latest” section the most current information on field conditions, park closings, or game cancellations. By using the XML or RSS feed buttons, you can subscribe to a service which will provide the “the very latest” updates directly to your computer as they are posted. You must have an “RSS Reader” to be able to subscribe to the service.
Where are the NA Parks & Recreation parks located?
We offer more than 200 acres of parkland, and our park system consists of Bevelhymer Park, Thompson Park, and Wexner Community Park. All are located within Plain Township and the Village of New Albany. See the individual park pages for maps and directions.
Can I rent a pavilion or field for private use?
Yes! New Albany Parks & Recreation offers pavilions at Thompson Park and Wexner Community Park. Detailed information is available on the individual park pages. You may also reserve a sports field or court at Bevelhymer Park or Thompson Park. Simply complete a Facility Reservation Form and return it to the park district office. If you need more information, please contact the staff at 614/939-PARK (7275).
What are the park rules? Can I bring my pet to the parks?
For safety reasons, there are no pets allowed in any park or facility. Service dogs are the only exception. Park rules are posted at each park and are listed on this site. Rules are in place for the safety of all visitors, and we appreciate park visitors working with us to maintain safe and clean parks.
What should I do if I notice unsafe conditions at a park?
Please contact our office at 614/939-7275 or by email email@example.com to report dangerous conditions or any damaged or non-working equipment or facilities. We appreciate hearing from you so that we can quickly correct the situation. If you see something that is life-threatening or poses an extreme safety risk, please contact Dave Wharton at the office phone number or the e-mail address listed at the beginning of this answer.
About Sports Leagues
How old do you have to be to participate in New Albany Parks and Recreation programs?
Each sport league is different in regards to age participation but the youngest age for organized sports is 4 years of age as of September 1 for youth soccer.
When is registration for the sport I’m interested in?
The home page features a Sports Registration Calendar which shows the registration window for all sports. Or you can visit the individual sports page and look under “The basics” where it shows who is eligible and when to register. In general, registration begins on the following schedule:
- Fall sports June 1
- Winter sports September 1
- Spring sports January 1
- Summer sports May 1
How do I register for youth or adult sports leagues?
New Albany Parks & Registration offers a convenient Online Registration process. It’s quick, easy, and secure. The Online Registration page offers specific information about how to access the system and what to do if you are a first-time user. If you do not have a user name and password, or are new to the area, please contact our office and we will guide you through the process of obtaining one.
How do I pay the registration fee?
All registration fees are paid online by credit or debit card using our secure, online registration. Visa, Discover Card, and MasterCard are accepted.
Where does each sport league play its games?
- Youth Soccer Bevelhymer Park
- Youth Baseball Bevelhymer Park
- Youth Softball Bevelhymer Park
- Youth Football Bevelhymer Park/Thompson Park
- Youth Lacrosse Bevelhymer Park
- Youth Field Hockey Bevelhymer Park
- Youth Basketball NA Elementary 2-5 Gym
- Youth Sports Camps Bevelhymer Park/Thompson Park
- Adult Co-ed Soccer Bevelhymer Park
- Adult Co-ed Softball Bevelhymer Park
- Adult Co-ed Flag Football Bevelhymer Park
- Adutl Co-ed Cornhole at local establishments
- Men’s 30+ Basketball NA Elementary 2-5 Gym
I don’t live in the New Albany school district. Can I play recreational sports through NA Parks & Rec?
Our programs are open to non-residents, and there is a non-resident fee that will be assessed at registration.
Are there sports league for adults?
Yes! Adult recreational leagues have grown to include men’s 30+ basketball, co-ed soccer, co-ed flag football, co-ed cornhole, and co-ed softball. For more info, please visit the Adult Sports & Leagues home page as well as the page of the individual sports.
Where do I find info on sports camps?
Our Sports Camps page provides information on camps hosted at New Albany Parks & Recreation locations.
Can I obtain a refund for sports programs?
Refund policies are determined by each league and vary. A refund request form can be obtained online or you can call the park district office at 614/939-PARK (7275) and a form will be mailed to you. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the refund to be processed and a check to be mailed.
Do the power lines pose any risk to my family or me when I am at the park?
The studies and research surrounding the power lines that run through parks, conclude that there is no serious danger to people that use the park grounds.
Didn’t find the answer to your question?
Contact our staff, and we will be happy to assist.
Dave Wharton, Director
Brian Smith, for questions regarding sports and activities
Deana White, for reservation of a facility
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