[Installed 1990] Directly bordering the Heckscher Ballfields
in Central Park on its northeast side resides
the Ballfields Café. Aptly named for its
locale, this café is frequented by hungry
spectators from the ballfields as well as
strollers who stop by for a quick meal.
This current building replaced an original
Ballplayers House at the same site,
which stood from 1873 to 1969.
This quaint red and cream brick structure
with its red-checkered tablecloths and
green umbrellas serves up all of its items
made to order. Besides the typical "Take
me out to the ball game" fare, such as hot
dogs and hamburgers, patrons will be
pleased to find sandwiches and salads
at reasonable prices.
While dining outdoors, patrons can watch
some of the baseball or softball games in
action. Music from the nearby Carousel can be heard as it mingles with the cheers
and jeers of the crowds as the crack of a
bat hits a ball through the air.