This is a field that knows top-notch baseball action. A renovated former minor league and semi-pro park, it is now considered one of the finest natural turf fields in Kansas.
The field serves as home for the Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons, Hutchinson High School Salt Hawks, and American Legion Lysle Rishel Post No. 68 Colts and Cubs, as well as the new Hutchinson Monarchs semi-pro baseball team. Hobart Detter is also the host site for USSSA Baseball Invitationals and State Tournaments.
Call (620) 669-9999
for more information about the field.
Recently named Complex of the Year
by the Kansas District
Tennis Association, this new 8-court lighted complex,
located at 23rd and Severance, includes a hitting wall, walkways,
fences, a shelter-house and an informational kiosk.
Other tennis courts in Hutchinson are located at Elmdale Park, East Avenue E and Plum; Rice Park, Swarens and Dover;
and Shadduck Park, West 2nd and Van Buren; as well as on the Hutchinson Community College campus and at Hutchinson High School.
Originally constructed to host the National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament
that first came to Hutchinson in 1949, the 6,900-seat facility remains home to the tournament every March.
The Arena is the home court for the Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons, and annually hosts the Kansas State High School Activities Association 3A Basketball Tournament. For information, call (620)665-3590.
Named "Softball Complex of the Year"
by both U.S. Specialty Sports Association and Softball Owners and Directors of America, Fun Valley is a premier sports facility.
Beginning in the spring, every weekend through the middle of October is booked with softball or baseball tournaments. The complex features seven natural turf fields across 35 acres.
Fun Valley is two miles west of Hutchinson and accommodates seating for 5,000. The complex includes a large concession area, a pro shop, sand volleyball court, children's playground equipment, an upper deck mezzanine and air conditioned sports bar.
With the extensive renovations to and modernization of Gowan's Stadium, it is now an outstanding venue for a wide variety of events.
Of course, first and foremost it is a football field, home to the Blue Dragons and the Salt Hawks, state 6A champions seven of the past nine years. In addition to a much needed increase in seating capacity, the $3.5 million project included new entrance gates, public restrooms, locker rooms, and concession areas.
Gowan's Stadium also hosts an annual State High School Football Championship game, normally played the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For more information, call (620)665-3500.
Located at Hutchinson High School, the Salt Hawk Activity Center
is a multi-use facility. Function space is available for a wide
variety of events, including theater, banquets, and meetings.
Call (620) 665-4500
for more information.