Bluefield City Park
The Bluefield Parks and Recreation Department
oversees a forty-acre city park that hosts a 1.3 mile walker's track,
a 5.5 mile hiking/biking trail system, two softball diamonds, two
little league baseball fields, three basketball courts, nine tennis
courts an equestrian ring, an sand volleyball court, four picnic
shelters and the legendary Ridgerunner miniature train.
One of the more dynamic of these facilities is
the Yakkity-Yak Do Come Back playground. Similar to an old-fashioned
barn raising, this recreational area, funded by the community, was
constructed by the community in only five days. Area students designed
the playground that allows over 200 children to participate at once.
Another focal point of the Parks and Recreation
facilities is a multi-purpose complex adjacent to the City Park. This
complex includes an auditorium and youth center, capable of housing a
number of activities, programs and special events on a daily basis.
The Bluefield Auditorium has hosted the Mountain
Festival concert series, WCW Wrestling, college and high school
basketball games, religious groups, dances, banquets and business and
private parties. They maintain a close relationship with schools,
churches, civic groups and local businesses in order to provide safer
and productive recreational programs for a cross section of the
Bowen Field and Mitchell Stadium are also
facilities within this recreational complex. Bowen Field is the home
of the Bluefield Orioles Minor League Baseball Club, while Mitchell
Stadium is the home field of our two local high school teams. A
twelve-acre parking lot allows citizens to utilize nearly all of these
facilities at the same time.
The City Park complex represents only the hub of
Bluefield's Parks and Recreational facilities. Radiating from it is a
system of parks and neighborhood playgrounds that extend into every
segment of our community. Presently, there are thirteen such areas,
including the East River Mountain Scenic Overlook.
Park is open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
April 6 through September 27.