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Fred Beekman Park

2200 Carmack Road, Columbus, OH 43210 • Phone: (614) 292-8821 • Driving Directions
Corner of Kenny Road and Lane Avenue


 
Spring Finals and Break Hours (Tuesday, April 22 - Saturday, May 3)

Monday - Friday: 4 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Midnight

May Session and Summer Term Hours (Sunday, May 4 - Friday, August 15)

Monday - Thursday: 4 p.m. - Midnight
Friday: 4 - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - Midnight

Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23: 4 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 24: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 25: 10 a.m. - Midnight
Monday, May 26: 4 p.m. - Midnight

Independence Day 
Friday, July 4: Closed

*Notes: FBP will be closed beginning November 27 and will reopen March 31, 2014. Supervision, lights, grass fields, softball diamonds, and restrooms are not available when closed. Park hours can change due to inclement weather. 

Located on West Campus, this 43-acre park has grass field space for baseball, softball, flag football, rugby, ultimate disc, and other activities.

The park offers:

  • four sand volleyball courts
  • two basketball courts
  • seven clay softball diamonds (four with scoreboards and outfield fences)
  • one synthetic turf baseball diamond (turf on infield, only, full size portable mound available)
  • one-mile asphalt jogging path
  • two picnic shelters (one with two charcoal grills)
  • two rugby fields (both with scoreboards)
  • three ponds

Park Staff
Park staff is located inside the guest service area next to the sand volleyball courts.

Restrooms
Restrooms are available at both picnic shelters when the park is staffed.

Parking
University parking lots are available south of the park on the south side of Carmack Road. Two foot bridges across Carmack Road are available to access the park. Handicap parking is available next to Pressley Hall. Park users must follow Ohio State Transportation & Parking policies.

Lights
Field, basketball, and volleyball lights are available in the evenings while the park is staffed, given weather conditions are suitable. Jog path lights are available year-round from 5:30 a.m. - dawn and from dusk - 2 a.m. 

Equipment Available
Equipment is available for check out with a BuckID, driver's license, or other valid picture ID. All equipment must be returned the same day prior to the park closing. 

The following equipment is available:

  • volleyballs, basketballs, rugby balls, ultimate frisbees, disc golf discs, soccer balls, kickballs, footballs, flag football belts, cones, baseballs and softballs, fielder's gloves, bats, throw down bases, flip scoreboards, bocce ball set, and medicine balls

Events
Fred Beekman Park is available to host events or leagues; please refer to space reservations for more information. This site hosts many charity walks and 5K runs throughout the year.