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Danny Smith Memorial Park History

50 years of opening days

It all started in 1970 when, due to the lack of baseball options in the Unionville area, Orville Lee and Rosemary Smith donated a portion of their land to be used as a ball park. The Park was named after the Smith's son, Danny, who passed away at the early age of eight.  Community members and local businesses worked evenings and weekends to turn the land into a ball field (which is currently field 1).  

In April 1971, the Park was incorporated and officially became a nonprofit organization. The creation of the first field was just the start of a wonderful partnership between the Park and the community. As a nonprofit, Danny Smith Memorial Park, has relied and thrived on support of local community and business members. Since the first field was created and the Park incorporated, a concession stand and bathrooms, two additional fields, and facilities built and a playground created to enhance the baseball experience. 

Currently, the Park offers baseball and softball to nearly 200 players each year and travel options for baseball players 12 and under. 

A Look Back

First Pitch: April 1970


Orville Lee and Rosemary Smith 

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Danny Smith Memorial Park
Danny Smith Memorial Park, 6800 East State Road 45
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

Email: [email protected]

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