Sports Fields

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Sports fields at Lacey Parks and North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) are available for scheduled rentals as well as drop-in use.

The City of Lacey manages the reservation process for the following sports fields:

  • Regional Athletic Complex (RAC)
  • City of Lacey Sports Fields
  • North Thurston Public Schools Sports Fields – Exceptions: We cannot schedule NTPS South Sound Stadium or NTPS High School Varsity Baseball/Softball Fields. Contact NTPS directly at (360) 412-4416 for info on these two locations.

Renting Sports Fields

The following information pertains to sport fields for drop-in and scheduled rental for sport use. For information about renting sports fields for non-sports special events, please fill out the application packet.

Scheduling & Use

The City of Lacey manages the athletic field scheduling in order to assure equitable distribution and achieve maximum use of facilities by the public, and when necessary, protect fields from overuse. All of the following information is in the sport field rental guide packet.

Hours/Dates of Operation

Please note that all user groups must honor “field closed” signs throughout the year.

  • Grass fields- may be reserved March 1 through October 31.
  • Synthetic turf fields and sand fields- may be rented year-round.
  • School Fields (on school days, times may vary depending on school activities)
    • Elementary School fields open at 5:30 PM – dusk.
    • Middle & High School fields open at 5:30 PM – dusk.
  • Unlit Park Fields- Parks without lights are open 8 AM – dusk.
  • Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) Lighted Fields
    • Mon-Thurs: 8 AM -11 PM.
    • Fri-Sun: 8 AM – 12 AM.

Reservation vs. Drop-In

Who can use the sports fields and when is a reservation required?

Reservations Allowed/Required

  • Sports Associations & Leagues
  • Businesses
  • Organizations (Including Non-Profits)

Team games and practices should only be scheduled on fields reserved by a league or association and should not be drop-in.

Drop-In Allowed

The following groups/situations may use Lacey City and North Thurston Schools sports fields on a drop-in basis:

  • Neighbors, friends, & family for casual activity that is not affiliated with any league or organized team play.
  • “Pick-up” games that are casually organized, free, and not affiliated with any organization that collects payment or charges fees.

Please note that drop-ins are not allowed at RAC nor is drop-in use on unreserved fields intended for practices or games for teams in an organized association or league.

During the peak sports season, unreserved time is generally limited to Sundays or daytime park hours during the week. Drop in groups may not use fields that are signed as “closed” and may not conduct activities in a manner that damages the field surface.

Scheduling Policies & Facility Use Rules

Below is a summary of the topics discussed in detail in the sports fields packet available for download. The packet goes into much greater detail on these topics:

  • Prioritization Guidelines – When there are conflicting requests there are guidelines in place for which request is given priority. In general the priority order for conflicting reservation requests is:
    • First: City of Lacey/NTPS Programs or co-sponsored programs
    • Second: Private League/Non-Profit Organization
    • Third: Private Group Event & Others
  • Insurance Requirements – Just like many event venues, to rent and use NTPS or City of Lacey Fields, your organization must have comprehensive general liability insurance coverage. Specific insurance requirements are in the guide.
  • Deposits, Payments & Cancellation – There are specific rules and payment schedules based on whether a field is the City’s, NTPS’s or RAC’s as well as additional guidelines for ongoing leagues versus tournaments or single events. Consult the guide to know which rules apply to your reservation.
  • Selling, Vending & Fund Raising – Selling products or food, auctions, or any other fund-raising activity at fields and parks is restricted and requires prior written approval from the City of Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation Director. Instructions for how to make a request are in the guide.
  • Rules & Regulations Onsite – The Rules and Regulations are in place to preserve the integrity of the facilities and in the best interest of all users. Each athletic facility requires special consideration to remain in the best possible condition. While there is some overlap in rules between facilities, there are rules unique to each location as well as to event types (like tournaments) that are spelled out in detail in the guide.
Fields

Look Up A Sports Field

NTPS Sports Fields

Chambers Prairie

6501 Virginia St SE

Soccer 1
Sm Soccer 1

Chinook Middle School

4301 6th Ave NE

Football 1
Soccer 1
Softball 3

Evergreen Forest Elementary

3025 Marvin Road SE

Softball 2

Horizons Elementary

4601 67th Ave SE

Soccer 1
Softball 2
All Weather 1

Komachin Middle School

3650 College St SE

Football 1
Softball 3
Track 1

Lacey Elementary

1800 Homann Dr SE

Softball 4
All Weather 1

Lakes Elementary

6211 Mullen Road SE

Sm Soccer 1
Softball m4
All Weather 1

Lydia Hawk Elementary

7600 5th Street SE

Softball 3

Meadows Elementary

836 Deerbrush Dr SE

Softball 2

Mt. View Elementary

1900 College St SE

Softball 2

Nisqually Middle School

8100 Steilacoom Road

Football 1
Soccer 1
Softball 3

N. Thurston High

600 Sleater-Kinney Rd.

Soccer 2
Softball 2
Baseball 2

Olympic View Elementary

1330 Horne Ave. NE

Softball 2

Pleasant Glade Elementary

1920 Abernethey Rd NE

Sm Soccer 1
Softball 2

River Ridge High

350 River Ridge Dr SE

Football 1
Soccer 1
Softball 3
Baseball 2
Track 1

Salish Middle School

8605 Campus Glen Dr NE

Soccer 1
Softball 1

Seven Oaks Elementary

1800 Seven Oaks Dr SE

Sm Soccer 1
Softball 2

South Bay Elementary

3845 Sleater-Kinney Rd.

Soccer1
Softball 2

Timberline High School

6120 Mullen Rd SE

Football 1
Soccer 1
Softball 2
Baseball 1

Woodland Elementary

4630 Carpenter Rd SE

Sm Soccer 1
Softball 2

Rates

Rental fees for sports fields are based on the location of the field and how it is being used. Rates below are hourly with a two-hour minimum unless otherwise indicated.

City Parks & NTPS Fields

  • Does not include RAC, South Sound Stadium or NTPS HS V Baseball or V Softball.
  • Multiple small-sided games or practices on a single field = individual mini-game area fees.

Local League Play

FieldYouthAdult
Soccer, Football or Rugby Field$8.65
Neighborhood Park Soccer/Football Field$7.00$ 8.80
High School Softball/Baseball Fields$6.50$ 9.10
Middle School Softball/Baseball Fields$5.35$ 7.30
City Baseball Fields, 80’ or 90’$6.50$ 9.35
City Softball Fields$5.35$ 7.30
Elementary School Softball/Baseball$3.25$ 3.80
Mini-Game Areas , Grass$4.80$ 6.50

Non-Profit Tournaments, Camps, or Clinic Events

FieldYouthAdult
City Park Fields (Not Including RAC)$17.50$20.00
School District Fields$17.50$20.00

Commercial

All fields rented for commercial use cost 200% of the non-profit rate.

On Site Sales. Auctions, or Vending

All fields, allowed only with prior written consent from Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation at $40 per day.

Rental fees for sports fields are based on the location of the field and how it is being used. Rates below are hourly with a two-hour minimum unless otherwise indicated.

City Parks & NTPS Fields

  • Does not include RAC, South Sound Stadium or NTPS HS V Baseball or V Softball.
  • Multiple small-sided games or practices on a single field = individual mini-game area fees.

Local League Play

FieldYouthAdult
Soccer, Football or Rugby Field$8.65
Neighborhood Park Soccer/Football Field$7.00$ 8.80
High School Softball/Baseball Fields$6.50$ 9.10
Middle School Softball/Baseball Fields$5.35$ 7.30
City Baseball Fields, 80’ or 90’$6.50$ 9.35
City Softball Fields$5.35$ 7.30
Elementary School Softball/Baseball$3.25$ 3.80
Mini-Game Areas , Grass$4.80$ 6.50

Non-Profit Tournaments, Camps, or Clinic Events

FieldYouthAdult
City Park Fields (Not Including RAC)$17.50$20.00
School District Fields$17.50$20.00

Commercial

All fields rented for commercial use cost 200% of the non-profit rate.

On Site Sales. Auctions, or Vending

All fields, allowed only with prior written consent from Lacey Parks, Culture and Recreation at $40 per day.

Regional Athletic Complex (RAC)

League & Tournament

FieldYouth/AdultTournament
Baseball/Softball Hybrid with lights$33.85$28.50
Baseball with lights$33.85$28.50
Soccer/Football – Turf without lights$33.85$28.50
Soccer/Football – Synthetic (Sept. – April) with lights$73.50Hourly Rate
Soccer/Football – Synthetic (May – Aug.) with lights$73.50Hourly Rate
Soccer/Football – Synthetic (May – Aug.) without lights$51.00Hourly Rate

Commercial Events

All RAC fields rented for commercial use cost 200% of the non-profit rate.

Contact

To begin scheduling your sports field rental

If you have questions about field rental or usage, or if you’d like to begin or follow up on a rental request / scheduled rental please contact us.

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Regional Athletics Complex (RAC)

Sean Finney
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City of Lacey Parks & NTPS Fields

Sean Finney

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