Synthetic Turf Fields

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Thank you for your interest in reserving the synthetic turf fields managed by Frederick County Parks & Recreation (FCPR). The demand for Frederick County fields is great and is growing every year. As of August 1, 2020, FCPR will have 4 synthetic turf fields available for field reservations with the opening of Othello Regional Park.

Please read and review the Policy & Guidelines with your group/organization. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at 301-600-2151.

Note: Use of Synthetic turf fields are by permit only, with a 2-hour minimum.


To reserve a synthetic turf field, please call 301-600-2151, or complete the Online Synthetic Turf Field Application.
Ballenger Creek Park
Chuck Foreman Field
Othello Park
Synthetic Field #2
Utica Park

Seasonal Use Deadlines

All requests will be prioritized based on their priority of use designation during the application open registration times. All other requests for synthetic turf field use will be reviewed on a first come first served basis regardless of the priority listing.

SeasonFor Reservations BetweenRegistration Dates
Spring/SummerJanuary 1st - July 15thDecember 1st - January 15th
Summer/FallJuly 1st - December 31stApril 15th - May 31st


Youth Teams$60/hour
Adult Teams$80/hour
Out of County / Commercial Rentals$120/hour
Press Box & Scoreboard$100/daily

Open Field Times

Synthetic fields are open to the general public, ages 13+, at various times during the week. There is currently no cost for these open field times, but a current waiver form for each park is required to be on the field. There is NO organized team practice or play allowed. There is NO field monopolization allowed.

Ballenger Creek Park

Chuck Foreman Field
Tuesdays/Thursdays • 3-5 pm

Weekend Drop In Time at Ballenger Creek Park & Utica District Park
See the current schedule here.
This time is available to the general public, ages 13+.  All drop in rules apply.