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Sports Facilities

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Hutch Rec uses many sports facilities in our area to maximize community spirit and healthy living. Below, find specific information for each location.

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Sports Complexes

  • Fun Valley Sports Complex
    4401 West 4th Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67501
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    Main Contact Info:
    • Operations: (620) 663-6179
    • Location: 4401 West 4th Ave. Hutchinson, KS 67501 Map/Get Directions
    • Hours: Complex open during leagues and events
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    Facility Information:

    Built in 1980 by Larry Brown, owner of L & B Oil, this state-of-the-art complex and grandstands is home to seven multi-use ball fields and two sand volleyball courts. All seven fields have 300-foot fences and skinned infields. Along with the fields, there are concessions stands, restrooms, gift shop, and an upper deck balcony area that looks out to Fields 1-4. Hutch Rec took over Fun Valley operations in 2015.

    Facility History:
    • Opened for play Memorial Day weekend of 1980.
    • In 1981 Fun Valley hosted the USSSA Women’s Class “A” World Tournament.
    • In 1983 the City of Hutchinson, Kansas purchased the complex.
    • In 1989 clubhouse, observation decks, sand volleyball courts, playground, and an office complex were added.
    • In 1989 Fun Valley was named Sportsplex Operators and Directors Association Complex of the year by USSSA.
    • In 1993 USSSA Fun Valley was awarded Softball Complex of the year.
    • In 1995 two additional fields were lighted.
    • In 1996 red shale was incorporated into in fields to enhance playability.
    • In 1996 and 1998 Fun Valley also hosted the North American Fast Pitch Association World Series.
    • In 2015, the operation of Fun Valley was handed over to the Hutchinson Recreation Commission.
    Facility Fun Facts:
    • For the grand opening in 1980, a real live horse was raffled off.
    • Jim Stafford, Barbara Mandrel, and the Oak Ridge Boys all famous celebrities in the 80’s made guest appearances.
    • USSSA in Kansas was started in 1980.
    • Multiple World, Regional and State tournaments have been hosted at Fun Valley.
    • Fun Valley has hosted 40 USSSA world Tournaments, 14 USSSA Divisional Tournaments, and multiple state tournaments.
    • Have hosted 11 National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournaments for Women’s Fast Pitch and NAIA tournaments.
  • Hobart-Detter Field
    9 Emerson Loop West Hutchinson, KS 67501
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    Main Contact Info:
    • Operations: (620) 663-6179
    • Location: 9 Emerson Loop West in Carey Park • Hutchinson, KS 67501 Map/Get Directions
    • Hours: Complex is open during leagues and events
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    Facility Information:

    Hobart-Detter Field, located in Carey Park, boasts as one of the most historic baseball fields in the Midwest. Major League legends Mickey Mantle, Roger Clemens, and Barry Bonds all have played at Hobart-Detter Field early in their pre-Major League careers. The Field currently hosts the Hutchinson Monarchs, Hutchinson Community College, and Hutchinson High school teams. It also has hosted USSSA wood bat and high school state tournaments and KCAC Conference championships.

    Facility History:

    Hobart – Detter Field located in Carey Park in Hutchinson KS. It is one of the most historic ballparks in the Midwest. In fact, the name Hobart-Detter is actually the third rename of this historic park. We have put together a very short timeline of this historic park but we encourage you to read “A History of Baseball in Hutchinson KS” by Jim Swint for the full story.

    In 1948 the city manager called for a new park to be built Carey Park hence Carey Park Ball diamond was born. On May 15, 1962, a resolution was read to the city commission by commissioner Hod Humiston requesting that the Carey Park diamond be named in honor of W.M. “Bud” Detter. “Bud” Detter, a lifelong Reno County resident. Bud served as the first to do radio broadcasts of sporting events in Hutchinson. Through the 1960’s the American Legion contracted with the city to lease and operate Bud Detter Field. On November 24, 1970, the beginning of another glorious chapter in Hutchinson baseball history began when the city commission voted 4-1 to transfer the lease of Bud Detter Field to Hutchinson Baseball Enterprises and its president, local businessman, Nelson Hobart.

    Nelson Hobart in 1980, did a major Bud Detter facelift. New steel light towers replaced the wooden poles, restrooms, dressing rooms, and concessions were remodeled, 90 feet of new bleachers were added along with a spacious press box and a new scoreboard. In 1985, Nelson Hobart gave up his Hutchinson Broncs affiliation and his lease of Bud Detter Field. In 1990 the field was renovated again. On February 5, 1991, the Hutchinson city commission voted to rename Bud Detter Field to Hobart-Detter Field.

    Facility Fun Facts:
    • Currently hosts Hutchinson Community College, Hutch High school, and the Hutch Monarchs summer league baseball team.
    • Hosted USSSA Next Level Showcase, Kansas Wood Bat and high school State Tournaments.
    • Hosted KCAC conference championships
    • Mickey Mantle, Roger Clemens, and Barry Bonds have all played at Hobart- Detter.

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Local Athletic Fields

  • McQueen Fields
    9 Emerson Loop in Carey Park
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    Facility Info:

    McQueen Fields are located in Carey Park which consists of 3 fully lighted fields. The fields are completely fenced in with dugouts. These fields are smaller in size and usually host baseball / softball games for younger aged players. Restrooms are located right off the parking lot in the middle of the complex. Park hours are 8 a.m. – dusk.

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  • Stremel Fields
    Carey Park Blvd in Carey Park
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    Facility Info:

    Stremel Fields are located in Carey Park. There are 2 fully fenced and lighted fields. Both fields have fenced in dugouts and warning tracks. Length of fields allow for adult softball and baseball for older players. A small playground is located in between the two fields and the restrooms are a short walk from the fields.

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  • Cub Square
    1600 North Monroe Street 67501
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    Facility Info:

    Cub Square is a 4 field complex primarily used for youth baseball and softball practices. The complex parameter is fenced in along with fenced backstops. A large grass area is between the four fields which allows for football and soccer practices.

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  • Carey Park Soccer Field
    1550 South Maple St. in Carey Park
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    Facility Info:

    Carey Park Soccer Field has 1 large soccer field and houses Hutch Rec Soccer Leagues. This field is available for reservation. This is a large open field with 2 full-sized soccer goals.

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  • Rice Park
    44 Swarens 67501
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    Facility Info:

    Rice Park has 3 fields, which include one high school baseball field and 2 baseball / softball fields. All 3 fields are lighted and fully fenced. There are warning tracks around all three fields along with fenced in dugouts. A playground is conveniently located next to the high school baseball field. The restrooms and concession stand are located in the middle of all three fields. Park hours are 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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  • Centennial Park
    400 East Harvey Street 67501
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    Facility Info:

    Centennial Park is a 4 field multi use facility located in Carey Park. The 4 fields are small in size and usually are used for t-ball and practices. The only fenced areas are the backstops themselves. There is a large grass area in between the four fields which is used for soccer practices and games.

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  • Fairgrounds Park
    2101 N Severance Street 67502
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    Facility Info:

    Fairgrounds Park has 3 fields with fenced backstops and large dirt infields. These fields are used for practices only.

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  • Salthawk Sports Complex
    718 E. 23rd, 67502
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    Facility Info:

    Salthawk Sports Complex is owned by USD 308 Public Schools. It is a large, multi-field complex used for soccer camps and clinics. All reservations for this facility must go through USD 308. Hutch Rec’s Club Azzurri Soccer Academy is held at this location.

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Other Sports Facilities

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Hutchinson High School North Gym

On the campus of Hutchinson High School, 810 E. 13th Ave. (faces Severance St.)

Hutch Rec uses include Youth Basketball, Youth Volleyball, and Adult Volleyball.

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Hutchinson Middle School-7

210 E. Ave. A

Hutch Rec uses include Youth Basketball, Youth Volleyball, Adult Basketball and Adult Volleyball.

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Prairie Hills Middle School

3200 Lucille Dr.

Hutch Rec uses include Youth Basketball.

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Union Valley Elementary School

2501 E. 30th Ave.

Hutch Rec uses include Youth Basketball.

Hutch Rec Sports Facilities

Employment Opportunities

Hutch Rec uses many sports facilities in our area to maximize community spirit and healthy living.

  • Site Supervisor
    Description & Apply:
    • Department: Recreation and Sports
    • Status: Seasonal
    • Pay Scale $9.00-$12.00
    • The site supervisor will be responsible for the opening/closing of a site. They will manage staff at their location. They will be a resource for teams that are participating in the event. They will have any administrative duties as assigned by tournament or league director.
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    Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities and religious beliefs. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations needed to the application process.

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  • Maintenance Staff
    Description & Apply:
    • Department: Tournament Operations
    • Status: Seasonal
    • Pay Scale: $8.00-$9.00
    • Brief Job Description: Maintenance staff will be supervised by the tournament director on weekends. Their position will include but not be limited to, all field management during games, and facility maintenance during tournaments. Their position will include other duties as assigned by tournament director.
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    Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities and religious beliefs. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations needed to the application process.

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  • Official/Umpire
    Description & Apply:
    • Department: Recreation and Sports
    • Status: Seasonal
    • Pay Scale: Varies
    • Officials and Umpires are an integral part of our programs and tournaments. We are always looking for quality baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, and volleyball officials and umpires. Your duties will include facilitating a specific game, knowing all rules for the sport and league or tournament, maintaining positive communication with coaches, players and staff, and other duties as assigned by the tournament or league director.
    Apply Online:

    Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities and religious beliefs. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations needed to the application process.

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  • Concession Staff
    Description & Apply:
    • Department: Concessions
    • Status: Seasonal
    • Pay Scale: $8.00-$9.00
    • Brief Job Description: Under the supervision of the Concessions Manager the concessions staff assists with the operation of the concession stands. The Concessions worker will be responsible for but not limited to the operation of concession equipment such as cash register, grills, fryers, soda machine, etc. Good customer service and patience is key with this position. Their position will include other duties as assigned by concessions manager.
    Apply Online:

    Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities and religious beliefs. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations needed to the application process.

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  • Scorekeeper
    Description & Apply:
    • Department: Recreation and Sports
    • Status: Seasonal
    • Pay Scale $8.00-$9.00
    • Brief Job Description: Under the supervision of the Site Supervisor, the scorekeeper will assist the Hutch Rec staff in keeping score for league or tournament play. A basic understanding of the sport is necessary for the position. It is the responsibility of the score keeper to post the score on the score board and keep an accurate score book or score sheet. Training will be provided for scorekeepers that need assistance with keeping book. Their position will include other duties as assigned by site supervisor.
    Apply Online:

    Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities and religious beliefs. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations needed to the application process.

    Apply Now
  • Gate Staff
    Description & Apply:
    • Department: Recreation and Sports
    • Status: Seasonal
    • Pay Scale $8.00-$9.00
    • Gate staff will be supervised by the tournament director. Their duties will include greeting guests, taking gate fees, stamping guests, and assisting with other customer service needs. Their position will include other duties as assigned by tournament director.
    Apply Online:

    Employment decisions will be based on the principles of equal opportunity. All personnel actions (recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, etc.) are administered without regard to any characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law, assuming said characteristic does not interfere with the performance of essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabilities and religious beliefs. Please inform us of any necessary accommodations needed to the application process.

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Sports & Recreation

Volunteer Opportunties

Hutch Rec prides itself on quality recreation and sports programs for both youth and adults. Specifically, our youth sports programs wouldn’t exist without the support of great volunteer youth coaches each season.

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