Prescott in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
City Park and Ballfield
In 1931, during the Great Depression, the grandstand was constructed as a City public works project on the northeast corner of Gurley and Washington Streets. The grandstand is constructed of cast concrete in a vernacular style with a slight Art Deco influence. In 1934 the area surrounding the baseball field was defined for the construction of bleachers and tennis courts. These were constructed of native stone as a Civil Works Administration project along with the Smoki Museum and the wall around Citizens Cemetery.
City Park and Ballfield was renamed "Ken Lindley Field" in 1971 in memory of Prescott's Chief of Police who coached and managed youth baseball in Prescott from the 1950s until his death in 1971. Generations of Prescott youth grew up playing sports at City Park. Although the field and the City Park facilities have been heavily used over the years, in 1998 and 1999 the City of Prescott restored the unused grandstand
Erected by The City of Prescott.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Parks & Recreational Areas • Sports. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
Location. 34° 32.522′ N, 112° 27.623′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is at the intersection of Gurley Street (Arizona Route 89) and Washington Street., on the right on Gurley Street. Northeast corner of Gurley Street. (Arizona Route. 89) and Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott AZ 86301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace M. Sparkes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Prescott National Guard Armory (about 600 feet away); VFW Bucky O'Neill Post No. 541 (about 700 feet away); Citizens Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the O'Neill/Munds House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prescott High School and the Yavapai Club (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Day Octagon (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Additional keywords. baseball, playing fields
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,256 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2009, by Joseph Cavinato of Fountain Hills, Arizona. 4. submitted on March 1, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.