Batting Cages

The Wheaton Park District operates batting cages available for reservation at two facilities: Atten Park & Central Athletic Complex.

Atten Park Cages -

Hours of Operation
April 18 - July 9
Monday-Friday: 5-8pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm

Please check the schedule for availability.

Fees:
$15 for 1 hour

Central Athletic Complex Cages

Hours of Operation
Hours of operation fluctuate due to building hours.

Please check the schedule for availability.

Fees:
$15 for 1/2 hour / $25 for 1 hour

Reservation Policy

batting cages
Central Athletic Complex

PLEASE NOTE: A coach can reserve both batting cages for one hour maximum, but cannot reserve the batting cages for more than one hour unless open time is available following scheduled use - or if he/she coaches more than one team. Balls will be provided for both sites. Bring your own helmets and bats.

Atten Park Cages (1 and 2)
Cages without machines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The cages include a Two-Wheeled JUGS® Pitching Machine. This is a manual feeding machine, meaning a parent/coach must insert each ball. This machine can pitch both baseballs and softballs. Speeds on this machine can be adjusted from approximately 47mph to approximately 75mph.

Central Athletic Complex Cages (3 and 4)
The cages include automatic Pitching Machines (baseball), a manual Two-Wheeled JUGS® Pitching Machine* (baseball, softball) or a manual One-Wheel JUGS® Pitching Machine* (Softball). Speeds on the machines can be adjusted from approximately 47mph to approximately 75mph.

Site supervisor will assist in the following:

  1. Adjust the height of the pitching machine so that the ball will cross through the strike zone.
  2. Adjust the speed of the pitching machine for the appropriate age group.
  3. Move the L-Screen so that it is in front of the pitching machine (Jugs® or Iron Mike).
  4. Instruct the coaches on how to turn on/off the machine.

Coaches are responsible for the following:

  1. Inspect helmets for safety and make sure they are worn by ALL batters.
  2. No one under the age of 8 in the cage at any time.
  3. An L-Screen must be in front of the Iron Mike or JUGS® before beginning to hit.
  4. No “soft toss” or use of tees allowed outside or against the cage. There is a designated net for soft toss or tee work.
  5. All balls must be picked up and returned to the appropriate bucket or machine.
  6. Make sure all garbage around the cage area is picked up.

JUGS® Machine

Iron Mike Machine