Batting Cages

Central Athletic Complex

The Central Athletic Complex lobby renovation project is now complete. The main entrance to the building has reopened. Thank you for your patience during this project. Make sure to stop by and see the new look.

Central Athletic Complex

Hours: See Batting Cage Calendar for Central Athletic Complex

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

Reservation Policy:

  • May be made one week in advance online, at the Community Center, or over the phone at 630-690-4880
  • Must be made by 3P for the day of the reservation, and 3P Friday for weekend reservations
  • On-site reservation availability is not guaranteed
  • A maximum of two hours of reservations will be allowed per household each day; reservations may be scheduled back-to-back for one cage or two cages for one hour
  • Cancellations must be made by 3P on the day of your reservation, or 3P on the Friday prior to weekend reservations
  • Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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 Central Athletic Complex. Bring your own helmets and bats.

Central Athletic Complex Cages (3 and 4)
The cages include 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.

Central Athletic Complex Batting Cages

Central Athletic Complex Batting Cages

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®).
  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 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

  • Only one coach is allowed in the cage while manually feeding the JUGS® Machine.
  • Only persons 18 years of age or older can feed the balls in the JUGS® Machine.

Atten Park

Two outdoor batting cages are available, free of charge, on a first come, first served basis. Cages may be closed due to inclement weather.

  • Hours (April-October): Dawn to Dusk
  • Fees: $0

Rainout Line

(630) 410-1028
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Athletic Department
Wheaton Park District
1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton, IL 60189
Phone: 630-668-3371