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This information with help you be your best on your visit to Safety Harbor Florida - and allow you to focus on supporting your players.
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PARK INFORMATION

Safety Harbor City Park has 5 fields, batting cages, and a concession stand. The field is located across the street from the rec center where most team meals will be served.

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TEAM CHECK LIST

To help you prepare for your teams arrival we have compiled a checklist of items you are responsible to complete.

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TOURNAMENT SHIRTS

Tournament T-Shirts and other souvenirs will be available at the tournament site. Pre-orders for t-shirts are available, please coordinate with you team manager for pre-orders.

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FRIDAY BBQ

Tickets are available for parents and fans to participate in the per-tournament party and BBQ. Tickets are $8 per person (all-ages). These events require an RSVP before you arrive at the tournament. Please consult with your team manager to make your reservations.

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FORMS OF PAYMENT

Cash & Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) are excepted forms of payment for park admission and souvenirs.

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FORMS FROM PARENTS

Before the tournament, please complete the Concussion Information Sheet & Model Release forms the tournament provides to your manager. Players cannot play without both forms completed and signed.

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EVENT PARKING

Parking at the field and associated facilities is limited. Teams are encouraged to utilize car pools from their hotels to the tournament facilities. The park is in compliance with the American Disabilities Act for disabled access.

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HOTEL INFORMATION

Please refer to the Team Packet for tournament recommended hotels. Parents & fans are responsible for securing their own accommodations.

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

Driving direction, nearby airports, public transportation information.

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CONCESSION INFORMATION

A full-stocked concession stand is onsite, complete with water, Gatorade, sodas, snacks, and meals.

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Webcasting

Every year, the tech team from Florida District 8 & 12 produce a live webcast of our games. These games are streamed using YouTube.

*Any games that are streamed or broadcast by ESPN and its partners will not be available via our tournament webcast.

PROHIBITED ITEMS AT SAFETY HARBOR CITY PARK

The following items are prohibited inside Safety Harbor City Park:

  • Smoking, E-Cigarettes, other tobacco products, or illicit drugs are prohibited within the boundaries of the entire park.
  • No coolers of any size
  • Alcoholic beverages
    • There is a zero-tolerance policy enforced by Safety Harbor Police of any intoxicated persons.
  • Obscene Language or harassment
  • Hazardous or disruptive items such as, but not limited to, fireworks, speaker systems, laser pointers, or weapons of any kind.
    • The tournament does provide an announcer & music at the tournament site.

A tented, roped off area for the tournament operations and staff is located behind the backstop. Please refrain from entering this area, or the tournament office, at any time.

All offenders with be asked to leave the premises by the Safety Harbor Police Department.

SAFETY INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES

Emergency Phone Numbers

For Emergency Response Dial 911

For the Pinellas County Sheriffs’ Office: 727-582-6200

Safety Harbor Fire Department: 727-724-1520
700 Main St. Safety Harbor, FL

Closest Hospital:
Morton Plant Hospital
3231 N McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33761
727-725-6233

Urgent Care Centers:
Closest (Closes at 8PM):
AFC Urgent Care Clearwater
1500 N McMullen Booth Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33759
Open Late (11PM):
BayCare Urgent Care
3351 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33761

Heat, Sun Screen, & Bugs

We have lots of sunshine here, and sun burn is a real menace. Recently, it has been shown that certain ingredients in a majority of sunscreens kill coral reefs. Please purchase sunscreen without oxybenzone and octinoxate as ingredients. Since regular water treatment practices do not remove these chemicals, we recommend wearing long-sleeved shirts, or using umbrella’s to protect yourself from sun burns.

Bug repellent is a must as well. Purchase a bug repellent that contains Deet, otherwise you may find the bugs are more attracted to you.

We do not recommend homemade remedies to replace sunscreen or bug repellent. The mosquitoes are almost immune to the repellent as it is, and the sun will bake off any kitchen oils on your skin in about a minute.We highly recommend buying the real thing.

Summer is in full swing during the tournament. The average high during the tournament is 90 degrees, and we promise you, it does get hotter. Florida’s relative humidity is also extremely high, usually between 70% and 80%. The importance of staying hydrated cannot be understated. Soda’s and snacks are available at the field concession stand, but don’t forget that water is too!!

For more information on hydration tips, refer to the Hydration Tips insert in the team packet.

Lightning Policies

Nicknamed the Sunshine State, Florida still gets its fair-share of rain. In 2015, we had so much rain during the tournament the tournament staff kindly describe that year as the “Rain Games of 2015” (be on the look out for a Little League pin). Bring your umbrella’s and poncho’s to cover up when the sky’s open up. We also recommend water-resistant bags for your personal items, some times the rain starts to fall hard fast.

Remember, as long as the field is considered safe to play, we will continue playing in wet conditions.

Another friendly name for Florida is the lightning capital of the United States, and for good reason. During the summer, Tampa Bay receives as much lightning as the world’s lightning leaders, and every year 10 people, on average, are killed by lightning strikes.

We take this seriously.

Using state of the art applications and resources, the tournament staff will determine when play will be suspended during lightning conditions. In the event of a lightning delay you will be asked to leave the park. During this evacuations, please seek safe shelter. Trees and open buildings are not considered safe shelter.

Florida Ecology & Environment

The entire state of Florida can be viewed as an ecological preserve. This is especially true as you move closer to the coasts. Florida is surrounded by water & completely covered in marshland, forests, and prairies. The locals are very protective of their surroundings. As an example, don’t be surprised to find when a restaurant serves you drinks without straws (don’t worry, you can ask for them).

To be a good guest, be sure to place your trash in a trash can, and to leave the area you visit cleaner than it was when you arrived.

That said, the wildlife isn’t all that cute and cuddly. Florida has alligators, crocodiles, snakes, spiders, insects, & all sorts of other things that go bump in the night. Even some of the plants are dangerous.

Safety harbor City Park is immediately adjacent to and estuary for Tampa Bay, which means water. There is water everywhere, and for that reason please keep your small children within sight at all times. Drownings are the number 1 killer of children in Florida. Most water in Florida contains dangerous animals like alligators, crocodiles, snakes, and even sharks.

When in built up areas, such as the public area’s at the field, you are mostly protected from the larger animals and dangerous plants. Bring bug spray and repellents for the smaller insects. If during your free time you find yourself on an excursion off-the-beat-path, be aware of your surroundings. Stay out of shallow water that you cannot see the bottom in. Don’t ignore signs that tell you to stay out for your safety. And above all, don’t touch the wildlife.

Observe the beauty Florida has to offer; don’t become a part of it.