McElroy Park Field Renovations

McElroy Park Field Renovations

McElroy Park, located in Jamestown, ND, is the home to youth baseball, fastpitch softball, high school and college baseball and softball programs as well as amateur leagues. Located in the center of the state, McElroy Park is the ideal location for large scale, high quality tournaments for convenient access to teams throughout the state. The field renovations will consist of three phases. These phases will provide renovations to the youth complex and Jack Brown Stadium.  


We are hoping to raise over $750,000 to name one of the fields in honor of Tom Gould (TG) and the Gould Family.  TG and the Gould Family’s contribution to baseball in Jamestown is immeasurable and we would like to honor TG and his family for the many years of devotion to youth baseball in Jamestown. Click here to follow the Gould Field Fundraising Campaign on Facebook.


This project is a partnership between Jamestown Parks and Recreation, JAYBAL, Outlaw Fastpitch Softball, Blue Jays and UJ.  Learn more about all of these programs in the buttons below.


This project is broken down into three phases.  Each phase will have it’s own fundraising efforts.


PHASE ONE:  The first phase of the renovations consist of two feature fields, both with turf infields, Gould Field, a Babe Ruth field and a Cal Ripken/fastpitch softball fields, as well as a parking lot, concessions and restrooms building with a paved patio area.

Construction Cost: $4,000,000


NORTH PHASE: The second phase includes two Cal Ripken/fastpitch softball fields, two tee ball fields, and batting cages.

Construction Cost: $2,000,000


JACK BROWN PHASE: The Jack Brown phase includes transforming Jack Brown Stadium to a full turf field as well as renovations to the grandstands, new locker rooms, fan deck, concessions and restroom building.

Construction Cost: TBD

Current Impact Data:

· 50,000 visitors seasonally

· 10,000 being outreach communities

· Jack Brown Stadium hosts over 10 teams

· Youth complex is host to over 20 teams

· 336 players in youth and collegiate baseball

· 147 players in youth and collegiate fastpitch softball


Funding The Project

JPRD received a large grant from the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department.

Learn more about contributing to this renovation and the many options for donation.

See the list of all the naming opportunities for the renovations.  All donations for the campaign will be directed to the JPRD Foundation.