The Hub at Berens Park

The Hub is closed for the 2020 season, see you in 2021!


The Hub at Berens Park features four batting cages with varying speeds and settings for baseball and softball, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a 6,000 sq. ft. spray ground (water play area) and a fibar-surfaced playground with youth and tot equipment. The playground has 2 separate play structures for children ages 2-5 and 6-12. The Hub also features the Lee A. Daniels Pavilion, a 3,500 sq. ft. facility housing restrooms, concessions/storage and a party room (rentals currently suspended due to COVID-19).

Check below for information regarding fees for miniature golf, the Spray Ground and batting cages. The Hub accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Miniature Golf

The Hub has an 18-hole miniature golf course with a water feature and practice green. It features a prairie landscape, similar to the one early settlers of Illinois found in this area. While playing a round of mini-golf, be sure to check out the "mini" prairie around you! 

Reminders:

  • Putters and balls are provided. You may use your own putter if desired.
  • Please limit playing parties to five persons and strokes to six on any hole.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent/legal adult guardian.

Fees:

  • $6 per person, Residents
  • $7 per person, Non-Residents

Spray Ground 

The Hub features a 6,000-square-foot spray ground with nine exciting water features and two Big Squirt filling stations. Big Squirts are refillable water toys that can be purchased at the equipment window. The spray ground will close if the temperature is below 65 degrees, lightning is spotted or there are other threatening weather conditions.

Reminders

  • No shoes, sand, beach or water toys on pad.
  • Swim diapers only.
  • No food or drink in spray ground area. Do not drink spray ground water.
  • Children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.

Fees

  • $5 per person, Residents
  • $6 per person, Non-Residents

Free admission for valid current season pool pass holders. Pool pass must be present for admission. Children under age 3 are free when accompanied by an adult with a valid current season pool pass.


Batting Cages

Hone your batting skills at any of our four cages with varying speeds. Baseball and softball settings are available. Beginners and professionals are welcome.

Reminders

  • Helmets with faceguard, softball and baseball bats are provided.
  • Batters must use helmets at all times.
  • Only one batter in the cage at a time.
  • Batters must wear shoes.
  • Batters must be at least 6 years old.

Fees: (10 pitches per token)

  • $1 per token
  • $5 for six tokens
  • $10 for 13 tokens
  • $20 for 27 tokens

Batting Cage Speeds

Cage #1 Cage #2 Cage #3 Cage #4
Softball – slow pitch arc, 40 mph.
Baseball – slow pitch, 45 mph.
Softball – slow pitch arc, 40 mph.
Baseball – medium pitch, 50 mph.
Softball – slow pitch arc, 40 mph.
Baseball – fast pitch, 65 mph.
Softball – fast pitch, 60 mph.
Baseball – very fast pitch, 80 mph.

Batting Cage Rentals

Berens Park offers batting cages for rent. This is a great way for teams to get in some extra practice.

Fees:

  • 1/2 Hour: $21
  • 1 Hour: $36