Save NYC Softball

Statement from Al Morales

As we’ve been warning for years now, the Parks Department has started reducing playing time for softball this season.  They have been steadily reducing playing time at game start and end times, turning lights out at 10p.m. on some fields and 10:30 sharp on others. As a result, in our effort to get in as many innings as possible, we will be forced to play games within one hour and 15 minutes to one hour and a half max on some fields and dates. Next season we may be down to an hour across the board all season long. 

We have been pushing back and have managed to prevent them completely removing and replacing softball from fields specifically designed and constructed for our sport. However, because of the lack of support we finally lost two nights to soccer on softball fields we’ve been playing on for over 50 years. We need a lot more support from you and your players to ensure we can keep playing the sport we love. The relaxation and social benefits softball brings to us, more so now in this increasingly challenging life we live, is too important to let go without a fight. 

Numbers are the only thing that will move decisions makers. We must speak up. Please ask your players to sign our petition. We’ll all be in a better place for future seasons.

TeamWork Makes The Dream Work may sound corny to some but it's true — in sports and in life. 

Sign Our Petition!

Sign our petition to Preserve Access to NYC Parks for Baseball and Softball Players

Video of Soccer Goal Blocking Left Field

The Baseball/Softball community in NYC needs your member's support!

Please watch the video and help us take back our Baseball/Softball fields.Ask all your members to sign our petition. 

Save East River Park

New Yorkers are fighting to stay housed, fighting to stay fed and fighting to keep their park— East River Park.

We Are Making Progress!

Inside City Hall Broadcast Excerpt 

Discussion with NYC Council Members Carlina Rivera and Keith Powers about proposed flood prevention measures at East River Park.

Support Our Cause

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We are excited to introduce Fair Play, a coalition for ALL public high school students in NYC to have equal access to athletic fields. Please visit their website for more information.

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New Yorkers for Parks

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East River Park Action

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UAA Members

The following softball and baseball organizations are active members of the United Athletic Association and are committed to the interests of the baseball and softball players in NYC:

UAA Needs Volunteers!

  • Attorneys
  • Clerical Assistants
  • Field Coordinators
  • Videographers
  • Field Maintenance

If you can help, please email

Contact Your City Officials

Getting the involvement of city officials is one of the most important strategies to Save NYC Softball!
Contact List of City Officials