The Madrid Ballpark is the only community space available in the town of Madrid. Friends of the Madrid Ballpark is working to improve the existing playground and build a community park along the outside of the Outfield fence.
The town of Madrid is composed of young families with young children. Madrid is home to about 60 children under the age of 13. The surrounding communities brings that number of children to well into the 200+ range. The nearest playground is approximately 18 miles north of Madrid. Many of these families share a car and struggle with getting their children to a park on a regular basis. The Madrid Ballpark has a playground composed of older equipment including a slide, swing set and monkey bars. There are many problems with the current playground configuration. The equipment is outdated and does not inspire creativity or encourage risk taking like newer playground installations.
The Friends of the Madrid Ballpark is seeking grant funding to improve the playground space and improve this important area for the nearby families.
The introduction of the baseball outfield fence has now defined a proper area for a community park where picnic tables, horse shoe pits, corn hole and BBQ areas can be defined. The area in its present condition is full of cactus, weeds, scrap elms and rocks. The volunteers of the Friends of the Madrid Ballpark will be working to clean up this space allowing the residents of Madrid to design a proper community park.