RSPA Slo-Pitch - Parks Ground Rules

Updated January 28, 2013

RSPA GROUND RULES: Ground rules for specific parks/diamonds should be reviewed before each game by the umpire and the team representatives. All ground rules are subject to change. Additional ground rules may be applied as a result of temporary field conditions, weather, etc. Recommended ground rules for each park are appended to the Rules of Play.
  • GROUND RULES:
    1. Ground rules for specific parks / diamonds should be reviewed before each game by the umpire and the team representatives.
    2. All ground rules are subject to change.
    3. Additional ground rules may be applied as a result of temporary field conditions, weather, etc.
    4. Recommended ground rules for each park are appended to the Rules of Play.
  • Completely fenced parks, greater than 225 feet: match plus two home run rule.
    - Brickyard Park #2; Dunton Park #1; Dunton Park #2, #3, #4; Garnetwood Park #1 (Hardball); Max Ward Park N & S; Sheridan Park;
  • Completely fenced parks, 225 feet (or less) down the line: match plus two home run rule.
    - Birchwood Park; Fleetwood Park; Garnetwood Park #2 (Softball) (215 feet down the line); Meadowvale Park #3; Mississauga Valley Park #2; Mount Charles Park N & S; South Common Park N; Syntex Green Park; Wildwood Park #2;
  • Partially fenced parks: match plus two home run rule over the fenced section.
    - Birchwood Park; Century City Park; Birch Park; Humberwood Park;
  • Unfenced parks; no ground rules at this time:
    - Forest Glen Park; Forest Hill Park; Heritage Hills Park; Malton Village Park; Novo Star Park; Wildwood Park #1; Willowvale Park; Silverhill Park; Smithfield Park; West Deane Park #L; Wellesworth School;
  • Recommended ground rules for parks with obstructions or short out of play area:
    1. Allison Park: short field; unfenced; but no ground rules at this time.
    2. City View Park: possible obstructions in soccer field.
    3. King Park #1: out of play/hill in right field.
    4. Knotty Pine Park: possible obstructions in soccer field.
    5. Mimico Park: playground in left field; street in right field.
    6. West Deane Park #2: ditch in center-left field.
    7. Bloorlea School: ???
Recommended ground rules for parks:
Park Name Lit/Unlit Fenced Ground Rules
Allison Park unlit no short field; unfenced; but no ground rules at this time.
Birch Park Lit partial match plus two home run rule.
Birchwood Park Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Bloorlea School unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Brickyard Park #2 Lit yes match plus two home run rule.
Century City Park unlit partial match plus two home run rule.
City View Park unlit no possible obstructions in soccer field.
Dunton Park #1 Lit yes match plus two home run rule.
Dunton Park #2, 3, 4 Lit 230' match plus two home run rule.
Fleetwood Park (SB) Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Forest Glen Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Forest Hill Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Garnetwood Park #1 (HB) unlit yes match plus two home run rule.
Garnetwood Park #2 (SB) unlit 210' match plus two home run rule.
Heritage Hills Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Humberwood Park Lit partial match plus two home run rule.
King Park #1 unlit no out of play/hill in right field.
Knotty Pine Park unlit no possible obstructions in soccer field.
Malton Village Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Max Ward Park N & S Lit yes match plus two home run rule.
Meadowvale Park #3 Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Mimico Park unlit no playground in left field; street in right field.
Mississauga Valley Park #2 Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Mount Charles Park N & S Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Novo Star Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Sheridan Park Lit yes match plus two home run rule.
Silverhill Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.
Smithfield Park Lit no no ground rules at this time.
South Common Park N Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Syntex Green Park Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Wellesworth School unlit no no ground rules at this time.
West Deane Park #2 unlit no ditch in center-left field.
West Deane Park-L Lit no no ground rules at this time.
Wildwood Park #1 Lit no no ground rules at this time.
Wildwood Park #2 Lit 225' match plus two home run rule.
Willowvale Park unlit no no ground rules at this time.


RSPA Rules
RSPA Rules 2013 PDF
RSPA Rules 2013 - Short Version (one page) PDF