Decarsky Park - Dog Park & Ballpark

dog park

Construction on Decarsky Park began in May 2019. The park is located at 1600 Line Drive (south Rock Road just past Chet Smith). The park features four ball diamonds, dog park, concessions, and open spaces.

Dog Park Features - Opening Day: Oct. 16, 2020
Opening Day News Release
  • 3-acre park (one yard for large dogs and one for small dogs)
  • Agility course with six obstacles
  • Pond with dock for retrieval training (dogs only)
  • Shade structures/benches
  • Water bubblers
  • Wash station
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • ADA Accessible
  • The dog park will be closed on Monday mornings (Tuesdays if Monday is a holiday or if there is inclement weather on Monday) for regular maintenance and mowing.
  • Decarsky Dog Park rules
  • Follow the dog park on Facebook
Ballpark Features - Opening in 2021
  • Four fields (turf infield, grass outfield)
    • Three are 230 feet at centerfield, one 250’ at centerfield
    • All ages of women's softball, 12U and under youth baseball
    • Bases: 60’, 65’, 70’
    • Pitching distances: 35’, 40’, 43’ and 46’
    • Vented dugouts with protective screens
    • State-of-the-art LED Musco lighting with uplighting
  • Two batting cages with artificial turf
  • Concession stand
  • Picnic shelter
  • Shade structures
  • Bleachers and green space
  • Scorer boxes
  • ADA accessible 
  • See photos and updates on park construction on the Decarsky Park Facebook page
Thank You Derby
This project would not have been possible without the support of Derby residents. The park was part of the Derby Difference Sales Tax approved in October 2013. 

The City of Derby would also like to thank the following contributors to the park:
  • Tomp & Vicki Decarsky - donated 63 acres of land valued at $800,000
  • Derby Recreation Commission - $754,062 for construction of a fourth field (Phase 1)
  • Decarsky Foundation - $73,000 for some of the dog park play features
  • Dr. David & Krista Drake - bronze sculpture at entrance to the dog park.
  • Rotary Club of Derby - $13,000 for trees in the entry plaza
  • Derby Community Foundation - $1,600 for a water bubbler play feature for the dogs 
Derby Informer News Articles
Work Hard, Play Hard: Decarsky Park to offer several amenities for Derby Community, July 19, 2020
City officials urge patience with latest park, Jan. 17, 2020
$7.1 million park is a go, May 1, 2019
DRC Approves fourth field in Decarsky Park planning, April 17, 2019
DRC Recommends additional field in Decarsky Park Plan, April 3, 2019
Additional Progress Made on Decarsky Park, Sept. 12, 2018
Derby Community Foundation helps dog park, Sept. 5,2018
A gift of shade and more from Rotary, May 9, 2018
Rover Lane, Line Drive approved as new street names, Feb. 21, 2018
Statue Donated for Derby's dog park, Jan. 3, 2018
Derby dog park receives $16,000 donation, Dec. 27, 2017
More room for Rover: dog park size upped, Dec. 11, 2017
Council Reviews Decarsky Park Design, Nov. 29. 2017
Decarsky Park Master Plan Revealed, Nov. 17, 2017
Design contract approved for newest park, Aug. 16, 2018
Decarsky Park Planning Gets Underway with Council PresentationSept. 30, 2015
Field of Dreams, Oct. 22, 2014
Land donation for Derby ball fields, dog park: New project will be named Decarsky ParkOct. 9, 2014
What's in store for our four-legged friends, Oct. 4, 2017
    If you have questions or feedback about the park development, contact Steve White Director of Parks, at 316-788-0301 or by email.