The batting cages currently are closed for the season. Please check back soon for updated operating hours for 2019.
Barnes Complex Batting Cages
The Barnes Complex Batting Cages are northern Colorado’s most complete outdoor batting cage facility. It features six slowpitch softball, two fastpitch softball, and four baseball stations with three speeds! The cages may be used for 20-pitch increments, or rented for half-hour or hourly rates. More information can be found here.
Barnes Complex Fields
Fields one through four are located centrally in the complex, and are nearest to the north parking lot with access from the 405 S. Cleveland Avenue address. Fields five and six are located on the west side of the complex, and are nearest to the west parking lots with access from the 700 S. Railroad Avenue address. Fields seven through ten are located at the south end of the complex, and are nearest to the south parking lot with access from Highway 287 at the 195 Old Fairgrounds Drive address.
These ballfields are used primarily for internal programming (City of Loveland Adult Athletics Softball Leagues) and practices for outside user groups during the week, and for tournaments or special events on weekends. You may see the tournament schedule online here. The fields are opened up for public rentals on dates which are not already booked for internal uses. To reserve a softball field at Barnes Complex for your next team practice, game or tournament, you may email Jeanne Boswell, Parks Coordinator or call her at 970.962.2432.
Barnes Complex Rules & Regulations
Children of all ages are welcome at the Barnes Complex. However, it is of upmost importance that parents and spectators KEEP A CLOSE WATCH ON CHILDREN AT ALL TIMES! There are many dangerous situations that can occur including errant foul balls and over-throws; parking lot and walkway traffic; and possible contact with strangers that might pose a threat to their well-being. Unsupervised children are also more susceptible to problems in the restrooms, on landscaped areas, and areas next to the Big Thompson River. There is a playground across SE 5th Street that is well equipped for children of all ages, but parents are reminded to stay close in contact with their children regardless of their location at the Barnes Complex and in the surrounding areas.
Animal ControlFor their own safety and that of Barnes Complex visitors, dogs, cats, and other pets are NOT ALLOWED inside Barnes Complex, directly adjacent to the two North fields in spectator areas, or in the Barnes Batting Cage areas.
There is an exception for recognized (clearly marked/vested) dogs trained to assist visually or hearing impaired individuals. These dogs must be kept under direct supervision, and cleaned up after as necessary.