Belleville Park & Recreation


     Citizens Park call - 618-233-PARK (7275)
    Adult & Youth Sports call - 618-233-7275 (PARK)

Optimist Pitching & Run Rule

  1. Pitching: pitchers can pitch 55 pitches per day - finish the batter or 100 pitches per week or 75 pitches per day with a 5 day rest period  – coaches please track your own pitches / All pitching will be track by day/player and total pitch count per day.  Sunday - Saturday / 
  2. Batting- 5 Runs per inning - last inning unlimited runs per inning
  3. starting at the 1hour and 50 minute time limit.

Optimist League Weekly Pitch Count By team and player. 55 per day and 100 per week

finish the batter.

All Optimist baseball league game will be 1 hr and 50 minutes finish the inning. Games can end in a tie


The City of Belleville will be hosting an ASA Northern National Qualifier on March 16-18 at Laderman Park in Belleville.  Please see the attached flyer for more info.

Online registration and payment at the following links





Hard Copy to mail in if needed.

BPRD Leprechaun Leap Shootout.docx


it's time to get your deposit in for the 2018 ASA Girls Fastpitch Leagues. 2018 ASA Information Packets .doc

New Free Concussion and Bully Prevention Training


This fall the Belleville Parks and Recreation Department will implement free NAYS on-line training courses for all coaches. We highly encourage all of our coaches to go through each one of these training and take the on-line test, printout your certificate and carry with you in you coaches packets.


Coaches mandatory concussion and bullying prevention training




Pickle Ball Court Now Open Bellevue Park


 The Belleville Parks and Recreation Department has opened it's first pickle ball court to the public.  The pickle ball court is located at the Bellvue Park Tennis Courts.  

What is pickle ball ?   Pickle Ball Video


Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health

Eight Ways Parks Improve Your Health Video

Published on Jan 7, 2014

Healthy lifestyles often include regular time spent at parks, playgrounds, and trails. Learn eight ways that parks improve our health. For the free brochure, visit

african american exercise: group of young healthy people isolated on white background

US PLAY Coalition

First ever white paper publication from the US Play Coalition available NOW: "A Research-Based Case for Recess" written by Olga S. Jarrett

Welcome to the US Play Coalition!

The US PLAY Coalition is a partnership to promote the value of play throughout life.

The first play movement started the early 1900`s. Now, given the many problems with obesity and other social ills that have occurred with the erosion of play opportunities, it is time to begin the second great play movement. We ask you to help us as we do so. The time has come for all of us to help our children, and citizens regardless of age, create a better life, and ultimately, to make a difference in today’s world by making joys and benefits associated with play a reality for all.

Listen to "Come Play With Me" by Suzanne Sherman Propp

Welcome to the US Play Coalition!


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