2801 Princeton Blvd.
Deerfield Park was created in 1966 as part of the School/Park Concept, when the Lawrence School District purchased 10 acres of land and the City of Lawrence purchased 10 acres of land adjacent to the school property.
The park originally housed two tennis courts and a basketball court. However, in the early 90s, one of the tennis courts was converted into a roller hockey court to host LPRD’s Rollerblading League. Since then, LPRD has developed the roller hockey court into a skate park.
DESCRIPTION OF PARK
This spacious park appeals to anyone looking to take a break in the outdoors. The wide-open area coupled with basketball courts, a baseball/softball field, playground and covered shelter make Deerfield Park ideal for individual play or group activities.
Deerfield Park is also home to one of Lawrence’s two skateboard parks. The skate park features a quarter pipe, three-sided pyramid, grind box, grind rails and a wedge.
The amenities of the park include:
- Basketball court
- Skateboard Park
- Playground Equipment
- Baseball/Softball field
There is one shelter located in Deerfield Park, which is available on a first come, first serve basis.
The amenities of the shelter include:
- Picnic tables
- Barbecue grill
Reservations for outdoor shelters and indoor facilities are taken at any of the community recreation centers including the Community Building, 115 West 11th St.; East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 East 15th St.; Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 West 27th St.; Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive and South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Massachusetts St.
See our shelter rentals page for more information on renting these facilities or call (785) 832-7920.