Steen Sports Park is the "hidden gem" of Klamath Falls! Our WORLD-CLASS Facilities rival those of even the largest metro area.
So what makes us special?
An idea turned into a reality in the early 1990s when the Klamath County Youth Sports Complex (KCYSC) Board was formed and awarded non-profit status. The Founding Board was comprised of Keith Read, Jeff Ball, Karen Lynch, Tom Romig, Dick Garbutt, Jim Caylor, Bernice Read, Kent Colahan, John Wilcynski, Len Harrington, and, the Park's namesake, Dave Steen. This park would not have been possible without the tireless work from the Founding Board and the continued dedication of the current Board.
With the generosity of Klamath County, the Board was able to lease 140 acres of land from the County for the price of $0.99 for a term of 99 years. The name was later changed to the Klamath Community Youth Sports Complex and eventually to the current name of Steen Sports Park to recognize the dream of a "crazy coach" to develop a world-class sports facility for use for generations to come.
The Jeld-Wen Foundation also pledged $1M to be matched by other donations within 2 years. The community rose up and matched the donations in ONLY 6 months. Due to the support from local citizens, several generous foundations, and countless volunteers that Park was able to break ground in 2001.
In the 15 short years since construction began, Steen's has continued to receive donations and pledges from foundations to continue expanding the facilities and providing more opportunities for our community. The complex has grown to include 4 full-size outdoor soccer fields, 1 collegiate-size baseball field, 5 baseball/softball fields (with 1 more under construction), a 60,000 square foot indoor sports facility (Mike's Fieldhouse), a 10,000 square foot indoor hitting facility, a world-class skate park (operated by Klamath County), 2 playgrounds, 3.15 miles of running/walking trails, and 2 concession stands. A multi-purpose turf field is also in the process of being completed, which will include lines for soccer, football, and lacrosse.
Irrigation of the property is provided by Enterprise Irrigation. There is a 1.5M Gallon holding pond on the west side of the property, as well as an irrigation well that can be used to pump water into the pond when water is scarce. The Park also sits on the property with access to Geo-Thermal energy. This energy is currently being used by Mike's Fieldhouse to provide heat for the building. A geothermal well has also been placed to be accessed by the future Fitness/Aquatic Center.
The Park plans to expand even more to include an indoor Aquatic/Fitness Center with several pools, gyms, indoor track, racquetball and tennis courts, and SO MUCH MORE!
Steen Sports Park is a huge benefit not only to the citizens of Klamath County but communities from all over Northern California and Southern Oregon. The Park provides options for people of all ages, from playing sports to providing a safe place to walk indoors in the winter. The Sports Park currently see approximately 80-85K visitors each year.
Steen Sports Park is COMPLETELY, 100% PRIVATELY FUNDED! We are actually the LARGEST, PRIVATELY FUNDED, MULTI-PURPOSE Sports Park in the Northwest. This means that all our revenue is generated by programming fees and membership. We receive ZERO funding from any governmental agency. This makes our success even more amazing and something that all citizens of Klamath Falls should be proud of.
If you are interested in learning more about Steen Sports Park or are interested in helping us provide an amazing facility for the community, please CONTACT US.
4500 Foothills Boulevard, Klamath Falls, Oregon 97603
Summer Batting Cages:
Saturday-Sunday: By Appointment
Fall/Winter Batting Cages:
Basin United Soccer Club- www.basinunited.org
For all your Youth and Adult Soccer Programs, including regular seasons, development training, camps, clinics, and MORE!
Mike's Fieldhouse- www.mikesfieldhouse.org
For all the non-soccer sports programs for youth and adults. They also have information about renting our facilities for special events.