What is Coastal Park? Coastal Baseball Park is two private full size baseball fields located in Houston, Tx.
Coastal Park serves as home to the Coastal Baseball League, Pecos Spring League and Houston College Baseball League. Coastal Park has been home to many 14U, 16U, 7U and 9U select teams for practicing and was home to the Coastal Kingfish of the Continental Baseball League in the summer of 2009. Baseball has been played on Coastal Baseball (Blue) Original since Dec 2007, with games starting May 2008. In September 2010 Blue Turf was layed in the cutouts of Coastal Baseball Original.. Coastal's Black Field opened for the Summer of 2010 Season and has the Cincinnati Reds MLB outfield fence. It was resurfaced in 2014 Coastal Park has one of the only Batter's Eyes in Houston for great hitters visibility. (Nov 22, 2014),
Latest Pictures show brick wall/mound/dugouts Sept 2009 Coastal Park borders the Mykawa Railroad Track to the West, Highway 35/Telephone Road to the East, Beltway 8 to the North, Clear Creek to the South. It is the Southmost piece of property in the City of Houston/Harris County. Clear Creek is the dividing line between Brazoria County. It is located at 7320 South Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston Tx 77075. Which directly in between 288 and I-45 on the south side of Beltway 8 in between Telephone and Mykawa on the Telephone side of the Railroad Tracks. The field is easy to get to from anywhere, 20 minutes from Downtown Houston, 20 minutes from League City, 20 minutes from SugarLand, 10 minutes from Pasadena, and 2 minutes from Pearland and Hobby Airport.
Coastal Baseball Park hosted its first game in May 2008 between the Houston Apollos and Alemeds Academy. The original field dimensions were 331 to left field, 408 to center field, 315 to right field. The winds blow constantly from the Gulf of Mexico current. 90% of the time the wind blows in strong from right field, when the wind blows from the north games turn into home run derby quickly. Originally the park featured an artifical mound, but this was replaced in Summer of 2009 with a clay mound. The Fieldturf on the blue field was the University of Arkansas Football Field in Little Rock. The first field was started in Fall of 2007 and completed in Summer of 2008 faces Southeast is 323 to Left, 386 to center, 315 to right.
Pictures of Construction of Black Field
Pictures of Construction of Blue Field
(Photos 6 April 2009)
Coastal Park has went through many major upgrades including installation of a major league spec clay mound, brick dugouts, brick backstop, addition of speakers, addition of brick walk ways and batting cage. Lights and poles were purchased and sold due to expensive electrical costs in the City of Houston.
Hurricane Ike came through in September 2008 and destroyed all fencing/backstops/dugouts that existed. The turf had all of the crumb rubber removed and some minor bubble holes that aired out and the outfield actually benefitted from the water. After Hurricane Ike the dimensions to the park are as follows 321 to Left Field, 378 to center field and 314 to right field. With wooden bats and constant South Wind blowing in there were virtually no home runs or close encounters to home runs. And with the easy hops on the turf Coastal Baseball Park was turned into a pitchers park. Crumb rubber has slowly be refilled and the park seeks to be more offensively post hurricane Ike. Construction on Coastal Baseball Park was started in December 2007 and completed in May 2008 (Photos 1), (Photos 2), (Photos 3), (Photos 4). The design was for an artifical infield with a nautral grass outfield that required almost no maintance but stayed at a high playing level. Fieldturf was acquired from the University of Arkansas Football practice facility that was being sold, the turf was transported to Houston and installed on a level rock/sand fillament base. It was seemed and hash marks and numbers painted into the field had to removed. The base areas were painted orange. The mound is a composition mound that has no holes and needs no maintance. Concrete was installed around the dugouts and around the back of the field for a walkway.