500 Tiger Drive
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Phone 816-630-1040

West Complex is between the high school and the middle school. The complex is used by both adults and youth. This Complex when completed in 1982 met a critical need of the citizens of Excelsior Springs.

Each field of the three diamond Complex was dedicated to longtime friends of Excelsior Springs. The largest field, a diamond of major league dimensions was named the H. B. Carrel Jr. Field, named for the former Director of Parks & Recreation, whose initiative lead to the construction of the Complex. After a failed bond to build a sports complex was defeated in 1978, Carrel did the paperwork to apply for state matching funds to finance half the project. Carrel retired as Park Director in 1981 after serving for 11 years.

The first field, which sets higher than the other two was named the Dean S. Greim Field, honoring a man whose drugstore was a popular gathering place for people of all ages. When school was out, everyone headed for Dean Greim's Drug Store. The store had no set closing time. Dean locked the doors after everyone decided to go home. He was an avid sports fan and helped many youth in Excelsior Springs. He played an important part in forming the first team of boys 12 and over with nothing to do to occupy their time.

The second field was named the Raymond L. Filley Field, recognizing the man who spent parts of three decades as coach of the American Legion Baseball Team and one of the most respected umpires in the recreation department system. When the department was between directors, Raymond stepped in for three months and supervised the summer program, in addition to working his full time job.

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• 3 Lighted Ballfields
• Soccer Field
• Tennis Courts
• Shelters
• Restrooms
• Concession Stand

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