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 Ballfield There are 33 baseball/softball fields and many other athletic fields maintained by the Village of Orland Park. Fields are available for rent for football, soccer, lacrosse and softball/baseball. The Parks Amenities brochure lists all fields and their locations to better guide you.

To reserve a field for your team or organization, contact us at Sportsplex. Reservations are subject to field and weather conditions.

Park Hours 
The village parks shall be open each day from daybreak until 9:00 PM, except parks with lights and parks wherein departmentally scheduled and supervised activities are occurring. Lighted parks shall close at 10:30 PM, and all ballfield lights shall be extinquished not later than 10:45 PM without Village authorization.

THOR GUARD Lightning Prediction System

The Village of Orland Park Recreation & Parks Department has a lightning prediction system that consists of sensors measuring electrostatic charges at ground level and in the atmosphere. These electrostatic charges, invisible to the naked eye, build prior to lightning occurrences. When conditions indicate that a lightning occurrence is probable, a signal is sent to alarm horns and strobe lights located at the John Humphrey Complex, Centennial Park, Schussler Park, Veteran’s Park and Cachey Park. The system operates seven days a week from 8 AM to 10:30 PM.

The following procedures are to be followed when potentially dangerous weather exists:

Warning Signal
A warning signal (one long 15 second horn blast) will sound and strobe lights will activate when a potentially dangerous weather situation is approaching. If the strobe lights are activated, a potentially dangerous weather situation exists.

Procedures
All activities in the park will end immediately and patrons must seek proper shelter. It is recommended that patrons seek shelter in their non-convertible cars or a building. Patrons should avoid areas that are higher than the surrounding landscape, they should not use a tree for shelter, and they should keep away from metal objects such as bicycles, golf clubs, umbrellas, etc. All park patrons must wait until the Lightning Prediction System performs an All Clear Signal (3 short blasts) before returning to the park.

All Clear Signal
The All Clear Signal (three short horn blasts, two seconds apart) will sound, and the strobe lights will deactivate. After the All Clear Signal sounds and the strobe lights deactivate, park patrons may resume their activities. In the event of athletic field games, if no all clear sounds after 20 minutes, games are cancelled.

Caution
The Thor Guard System helps assess the conditions. Neither the signal nor the system is intended to guarantee that conditions are safe. If the weather is threatening and no warning signal is heard or seen, use good judgment and clear the field. Do not wait for the warning signal to activate, as the system can malfunction.