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John Mann Recreational Park

Spend a day at the park, the John Mann Park on Doughboy Loop. Along with a wide open area for picnics and group events, the park features *brand new batting cages, mini-golf, go karts, horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball courts and a playground for kids. John Mann Park is located in Building 6057 on Doughboy Loop. The park is open to all eligible ID card holders and their guests.

Hours of Operation – weather permitting

2013 Spring Season – May 4 to June 30
Open Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Open Memorial Day from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

*The new and improved batting cages will open from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, Tuesday thru Thursday beginning May 1 thru October 30, in addition to normal operating hours which are Saturday & Sunday from 1:00pm to 6:00pm.  2 softball machines and 2 baseball machines are available for use.  It is first come, first serve basis.  No reservation needed.  $1 per token throws 10 pitches. 

2013 Summer Season – July 3 to August 31
Wednesday & Thursday 1:00pm to 7:00pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Closed Independence Day

2013 Fall Season – September 7 to September 29
Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Group rates for park activities are available with advance notification or request. Rates are based on the size of your group. A group request must be completed NO LESS than three days in advance. Minimum participation is twenty guests.

During Normal Operating Hours:  Group Size Cost per person based on  hours of use

20-99   $10.00 3 hours
100-149 $ 9.00 3 hours
150-200 $ 8.00 4 hours
201-249 $ 7.00 4 hours
250-299 $ 6.00 5 hours
300-349 $ 5.00 5 hours
350-399 $ 5.00 6 hours
400-499 $ 5.00 7 hours

A separate group rate is applied to those groups requesting a Private Party that is NOT during normal operating hours. For private parties outside of normal operating hours, a group request MUST be completed NO LESS than fourteen days in advance. Minimum participation is fifty guests.

NOT during Normal Operating Hours: Group Size Cost per person based on hours of use

20-99     $10.00 3 hours
100-149 $ 9.00 3 hours
150-200 $ 8.00 4 hours
201-249 $ 7.00 4 hours
250-299 $ 6.00 5 hours
300-349 $ 5.00 5 hours
350-399 $ 5.00 6 hours
400-499 $ 5.00 6 hours

Note: Alcoholic beverages are permitted as long as the group is properly licensed and all pets MUST be leashed and curbed at all times.

Daily Costs:

Batting cages – $2 per token / 15 pitches.  Slow pitch softball/fast pitch baseball, bats and helmets provided.

Mini Golf – $3 adults / $2 for ages 6 to 17 and $1 for children age 5 and under. Club and golf ball rental are included in the price and all children must be supervised by an adult.

Go Kart Track – $5 per cart. Karts will not be available if the track is wet due to safety concerns. Drivers must be age twelve and older and 58” in height. Drivers with passengers must be at least eighteen years old and passengers ride for free in double carts.

Need party gear? Outdoor Recreation and Equipment Resource Center, located in Building 6045 on Doughboy Loop, can provide party equipment to make your event easy and affordable. Ask an ODR staff member about renting the following items for your event:

Super Cooker (charcoal grill), Gas Grill (propane tanks also available), Inflatable Jumpers (variety of themes), Monster Slide, Dunk Tanks, Coolers and Chairs, Family Games such as Baggo, Potato sacks, flag football, Tug of War ropes and more.

Park reservations and payment may be made at Dix Outdoor Recreation at the Equipment Resources Center in Building 6045 on Doughboy Loop.

Dix ODR Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm and on Fridays from May to September from 10:00am to 7:00pm and closed on Federal Holidays.

For information and reservations please call 609-562-6667 or 609-562-4210.

Download the John Mann Park Brochure here

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