Community Park being 45.8 acres is typically designed for the sports person. This park is the home to St Matthews Baseball and Softball League and as a result features numerous fenced league quality ball fields.
Most fields are not open to the public for play, however, the T-Ball field located next to the children’s play area, and several batting cages throughout the park are open daily for public use from spring through fall each year, except during scheduled league play.
Additional features in Community Park include basketball courts, a children’s play area with equipment, picnic tables, a pavilion, water fountains and handicap accessible restrooms. Free parking available.
In the northeast corner of the park is a sizable wooded area with asphalt walking paths, and inviting bench and swing seating. The presence of the natural stream running along the rear portion of the park, spanned by wooden foot bridges, make this a great place to take a relaxing stroll or just commune with nature.
Many types of wildlife have been spotted throughout this area, including deer, fox, turkey, rabbits, and others. Community Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk as it is with all City of St Matthews parks.
Ray Voll Field – Trinity Stadium
The City of St. Matthews and Trinity High School built a $3 million facility to benefit both the Trinity Shamrocks baseball team and St. Matthews Little League. The school has a long-term lease with the City that includes paying rent and an annual maintenance fee.
The field is named for Ray Voll, a long-time supporter of the league and of Trinity. The new stadium is handicapped accessible and features 500 bleacher seats with backs, an 80-person standing room only mezzanine at the top of the grandstand, and a climate-controlled press box. The field includes LED lighting and LED score board, an artificial surface designed specifically for baseball, and a video display monitor. Dugouts are professional-sized and contain custom made bat and helmet storage, and are connected to off-field bullpens. Other features include “no pole” double batting cages with artificial surfaces, a berm area for lawn chairs and a sidewalk area along the third base line, as well as a concrete drive for emergency vehicles.
The City of St. Matthews retains ownership of the stadium and reserved in its lease agreement to Trinity High School Foundations the right to open the facility to City use, when not being occupied by Trinity High School baseball or the St. Matthews Little League.
- Park is open from dawn to dusk.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed.
- Trails are for walkers and joggers only.
- Obey the city leash law.
- Put all trash in receptables.
- Restrooms are for everyone’s use; Please help keep them clean.
- No Parking on grass. Park in designated areas only.
Hours of operation:
Community Park is open to the public from dawn to dusk, as it is with all City of St. Matthews parks.
Location: Community Park is located off of Ten Pin Lane, just off of Shelbyville Road