This local historic landmark, a 5-acre baseball field, began hosting amateur and semi-pro baseball games in 1925. Completely surrounded by an 8-foot granite wall constructed during the Great Depression by the Works Progress Administration, Athletic Park is one of the most scenic baseball fields in the State of Wisconsin. Athletic Park has played host to such legends as Henry "Hank" Aaron, Satchel Paige, and the Acme Packers. It is located on the corner of Sixth Street and Logan Street, and it features a lighted baseball field and restroom facilities.
Athletic Park Honor/Memorial Brick Project is underway. . . Honor Bricks make great gifts and lasting memories. Call Parks & Recreation Office to inquire. Order forms available at Smith Center and The Beacon, N1297 Fairview Road. (All proceeds go to help youth baseball in Merrill, along with the continued improvements to Merrill's Historic Athletic Park!)