Notice: Recreation programs scheduled to occur before or on May 31 will either be canceled postponed. We will re-assess summer programs on May 22. Thank you for your patience.


Rainout/Cancellation Policy:

Sports complex field staff have until 3:00 pm on game day to make the call on whether the fields will be playable. If you do not receive an email or a text message from Athletic Admin Staff at or before 3:00 pm the day of your games. The fields are deemed playable by field staff and it will then be a game time decision made by your fields umpire or official. Please check with your team manager prior to contacting our office directly. We will do our best to give you as much notice as possible if we do cancel prior to our internal 3:00 pm deadline.

Play With Us!

The City of Spokane Parks and Recreation Department (SPRD) invites you to play in our Adult Softball Program with divisions for all skill levels. We continue to re-energize the softball community season after season, by offering improved leagues – on the region's best fields – with a fair and affordable registration fee structure.

Spring, Summer, and Fall Seasons


Join us this season for the best softball competition in town and register your team today! SPRD offers a variety of divisions including Men's B, C, & D divisions, Women's open division, Coed C, D, & E division, and Masters 60's. Play double-header games at the Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly or Franklin Park Softball Complex, 302 W. Queen Ave.

Spring League

A message for our softball players: Due to the Governor's extension of the Stay Home Stay Healthy order, the start date for spring leagues in both City and County has been pushed forward to the week of June 7. Thank you for your patience and we look forward seeing you back out on the fields soon. Please see full joint City/County statement with more info.

Registration opens 4/10 and closes 5/30.

NEW PAYMENT PLAN FOR SPRING 2020: Teams may pay $50 towards their fee between 4/10 and 5/17 to guarantee their spot with the remainder of the fee to be paid by 5/31. Teams may also pay the entire fee any time between 4/10 and 5/31. Team fee $760.

** SPRD provides scorebooks, a dozen softballs per team ( coed gets six men and six women ), lineup cards

Activity Number Division Day Dates Fee*
4724 Coed D Sunday 06/07 – 07/26 $760
4725 Coed E Sunday 06/07 – 07/26 $760
4726 Men's D Monday 06/08 – 07/20 $760
4727 Men's E Monday 06/08 – 07/20 $760
4728 Coed D Tuesday 06/09 – 07/21 $760
4729 Coed E Tuesday 06/09 – 07/21 $760
4730 Masters 50+ Tuesday 06/09 – 07/21 $760
4731 Masters 60+ Wednesday 06/10 – 07/22 $760
4732 Men's D Wednesday 06/10 – 07/22 $760
4733 Men's E Wednesday 06/10 – 07/22 $760
4734 Coed C Thursday 06/11 – 07/23 $760
4735 Coed D Thursday 06/11 – 07/23 $760
4736 Coed E Thursday 06/11 – 07/23 $760
6129 Coed D Friday 06/12 – 07/31 $760
6128 Coed E Friday 06/12 – 07/31 $760

Drop-In Softball

Every Tuesday this Spring from 6:15-8:45 p.m., you can stop by Dwight Merkel for some rec league softball at the finest facilities in town without the long term commitment of joining a team! If you have never played before, this is an excellent opportunity to test the waters and see what City of Spokane Parks & Recreation Softball is like. Or if you are a seasoned veteran, this is a great chance to get field time at a reduced rate for batting practice and friendly pickup games. Registration opens 4/10 and closes 5/30. The season runs from 6/09 through 7/21. $39 per person for the whole 7 week season!

Don't Have a Team?


NEW Softball Free Agents

7 weeks Ages |18+ Want to get in the game but don't have a team? Sign up as a softball free agent and based on availability, skill level, and need of the league you'll be placed on a team of other free agents. We have a league and night of play for everyone from someone just starting out to the fiercest competitors. Don't stay on the bench, jump into the game with SPRD this season. Games played at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex, 5701 N. Assembly or Franklin Park Softball Complex, 302 W. Queen Ave. Games start times vary based on the number of teams in each division. 6:15pm and 8:45pm are the standard times for a double header set. Registration fee $55 a player. Registration opens 4/10 and closes 5/30.

Activity Number Division Day Dates Fee
4737 Men's League Free Agent Mon, Wed 06/08 – 07/26 $55
4738 Coed League Free Agent Tues, Thu, Sun 06/07 – 07/31 $55

General League Information

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  • Pay the corresponding registration fee on this website or call 509.755.2489.
    Registration fees are not refundable once the league schedule is posted online.
  • Enroll your Team Roster at Make sure all players' information is accurate and correct. The Team Captain is responsible for updating the Team Roster whenever a new player is added to the team.
  • Submit a Waiver of Liability with signatures of all players to the League Supervisor before the first game. Team Captain is responsible for updating the Waiver of Liability whenever a new player is added to the team.
  • Team Captain must sign and submit Player Code of Conduct to the League Supervisor before the first game. Captains are expected to inform players about league conduct expectations.
  • SPRD provides scorebooks, a dozen softballs per team ( coed gets six men and six women ), lineup cards
  • Provided equipment must be picked up at equipment & managers meeting for that season. See receipt for details.


  • Game time runs for 1 hr 15 min Double header start times are either 6:15 pm or 8:45pm depending on the size of the league that season.
  • Spring, Summer, & Fall Seasons 7 weeks 13 game guarantee with 12 regular season games
  • Bat testing – please see Special Rules for details

Team Management

  • Team Roster must be updated throughout the season and must reflect the lineup on the field.
  • All team management happens on our league management site. Please visit to manage your roster. All players must be enrolled to be legal players.


Softball Slide Catch

SPRD following divisions in Softball:

  • Men's B: All players in this division have played college or high school softball/baseball. This division is typically for competitive traveling teams.
  • Men's C / Coed C: Competitive. Typically players who played varsity softball/baseball in high school or college or have several years of experience performing recreational softball. Most players can hit home runs, have speed on the bases and out in the field. Errors are limited on defense, usually few overthrows or missed plays, such as a pop fly not being caught. Base runners are very aggressive and persistent on the bases. Players are fundamentally sound on both defense and offense.
  • Men's D / Coed D: Semi-Competitive Division. Our most popular league. Players in this league have some experience playing at the high-school level or have experience playing recreational softball. Have a few players that can hit home runs, have semi-aggressive defense and baserunners, but not all players have a high skill level. Looking to play for the enjoyment of the game.
  • Coed E: Recreational/Beginner Division. Players are still learning the game and have little experience in softball/baseball, but play for the enjoyment of the game. These teams are rarely aggressive on the base paths and usually the best league for those teams that will be playing in their 1st season. This division will use an alternative home-plate.
  • Women's: Only one division with all levels.
  • Masters 50's Senior Softball: Men or women becoming 50 this year, and up.
  • Masters 60's Senior Softball: Men or women becoming 60 this year, and up.


SPRD offers several tournaments every year. Find more information about our tournaments