Playball 2023 is a great summer event for children who love baseball. The event will be held on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 10 a.m. to noon at Flamingo Park, located at 1900 NW 122 Terrace. The Recreation and Cultural Arts Department hosts the Mayor’s Play Ball Summer event each year in conjunction with the United State Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Major League Baseball. This free event, which promotes youth baseball and softball, will feature fun activities, music and food. There will be a Pitch, Hit, Run Competition with separate age divisions, as well as divisions for Beginners and Advanced players. Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will be given the option of using baseball or softball equipment. On June 20, 2015, Major League Baseball and the USCM launched a new Play Ball initiative, that focused on the sport of baseball and encouraged sustained participation in the sport for years to come. Play Ball serves as a platform to connect with those who are currently involved in the game, while also providing alternative ways for those looking to get involved, with a specific focus on youth participation.