During our time in Cincinnati we became Reds fans. We’ve continued to follow them since moving back to Orlando and were so excited when it was announced that there would be a Reds minor league affiliate down here! We recently got to go to a Tortugas game and it was so much fun!
They play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark which is named that because it was the site of the first integrated baseball game in the state of Florida.
It’s on an island in the Halifax river In Daytona and it’s a really cool place. There are different stations surrounding the park that feature stories from Robinson’s athletic career.
Overall, it’s a very family friendly event. Ticket and concession prices are low (Jon got that GIANT beer for $4 – that’s crazy cheap for a stadium), there’s plenty of room to run around, and there’s even a playground.
One thing you will want to be mindful of is the location of the ballpark. It’s nice that it’s literally right on the water but the guardrail is not great for keeping little kids out of the water and there’s even a section without a rail. Make sure you keep an eye (and a hand) on your little ones.
- Admission: $8 and it’s all General Admission
- Recommended ages: All! Just keep an eye on the really little kids so they don’t get an impromptu swimming lesson.
Save on parking by getting there a little early and parking along Beach street, just across the bridge over the Halifax from the park. It’s a quick walk and there are lots of little shops and restaurants you can stop in.
Let the kids bring their baseball gloves and maybe take a Sharpie – you never know, one of these players might make it big someday!
Head for the picnic tables behind the bullpen and you’ll have a great view of the game!
Tag me on Instagram (@MomExploresORL) if you go to a game! I’d love to see your photos!