Recreation Park

Park Name: Recreation Ballpark
Tenants: Visalia Rawhide (California League)

Opened: 1946
Address: 300 North Giddings Street, Visalia, California 93291
Dimensions: 320' (L), 405' (C), 320' (R)

Former Tenants:
Visalia Cubs (California League) 1946-1952
Visalia Stars (California League) 1953
Visalia Cubs (California League) 1954-1956
Visalia Redlegs (California League) 1957-1959
Visalia Athletics (California League) 1960-1961
Visalia White Sox (California League) 1962
Visalia Mets (California League) 1968-1975
Visalia Oaks (California League) 1977-1992
Central Valley Rockies (California League) 1993-1994
Visalia Oaks (California League) 1995-2008

The view from behind home plate at Recreation Park.

The view from down the first base line.

The view from down the third base line.

The grandstand at Recreation Park, as seen from center field.

The grandstand is a small but steep concrete bowl with a small pressbox and bare bones suites along the top.

An additional area of seating was added to the park during a 2009 renovation and features more modern enclosed suites.

The renovated area down the right field line features an enclosed restaurant with a party deck.

The Visalia Professional Baseball Wall of Fame runs in front of the restaurant and suites on the first base side.

The concrete hill that makes up the main grandstand is decorated with murals by local artists.

Fans can rent lockers on the concourse at Recreation Park.

A saloon themed party deck sits in the left field corner and features barrel tables and a piano.

More modern, traditional table seating sits outside the saloon in left field.

A covered picnic terrace sits behind the right field wall.

Berm seating wraps around the right field foul pole.

"The World's Largest Cowbell" sits on the "pasture" berm and rings whenever the Rawhide hit a home run.

A sign on the outfield concourse shows the distances to all of the other parks in the Arizona Diamondbacks farm system.

A children's play area sits behind the berm in the right field corner.

The bullpens sit behind the large chain link fences in the outfield corners.

A small scoreboard sits above the left field fence, and tall round plaques celebrate Visalia's retired numbers and California League titles.

The main scoreboard sits above the right field wall. The groundskeepers shed is painted to look like a barn.

The Visalia Rawhide on the field during a game at Recreation Ballpark.