Batting Cages

The River Forest Park District offers 4 concrete surfaced batting cages in Keystone Park and 2 concrete surfaced batting cages in Priory Park.  All cages are open to “live pitching” for participants ages 5 years and older.  Participant’s ages 5-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

 

The Keystone Batting Cages are open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily, April 1 to October 31.  Use of the cages is first come, first serve, however, River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball (RFYBS) and Oak Park River Forest Pony (OPRFP) do have priority use of the cages through use of a Park District reservation system.

 

The Priory Batting Cages are open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily, April 1, to July 31.  Use of the cages is first come, first serve, however, River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball and Oak Park River Forest Pony do have priority use of the cages through use of a Park District reservation system.    

 

RFYBS/OPRFP Priory Use Days/Hours:  April 1 to June 30

Monday – Friday:  4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday:  8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

 

For more information on the batting cages, please contact Aly Copus at acopus@rfparks.com or 708-366-6660 x104

Batting Cage Rules

  1. The cages are open for “live pitching” for participant’s ages 5 years and older. Use of pitching machines inside the cages is prohibited.
  2. Participants ages 5-17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  3. Use of the cages is first come, first serve, with the exception of the days and hours reserved for RFYBS and OPRFP use.
  4. RFYBS and OPRFP must use the River Forest Park District reservation system to secure reserved time.
  5. Use of the cages changes at the top of the hour.
  6. Cages cannot be held for concurrent hours.
  7. Participants inside the cages must wear a batting helmet.
  8. Pitching must be done behind the pitching screens.

RFYBS/OPRFP Reservation

River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball (RFYBS): The batting cages may be reserved during Priority Use Days/Hours by only Coaches from RFYBS. A total of one (1) hour a week may be reserved for each RFYBS team, and these hours may be concurrent. Beginning one week prior to pre-season, reservations will be accepted “in person” at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue.

River Forest Batting Cages