C. Darrell Shell Park

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Located behind Penn Forest Elementary School, Darrell Shell features some of the County's premier baseball and tennis facilities. From the parking lot to the left of the school, follow the gravel trail leading into the park. The playground here is the largest handicap-accessible playground in the Roanoke Valley! A gravel loop trail circles the park, and leads to a rentable shelter near the playground. A restroom area is located near the parking lot. The restroom and concessions stand near the ballfields are only open during tournaments.

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  • Directions: From Route 419, turn onto Starkey Road. Bear right as road merges with Buck Mountain Road. Turn right at end of street onto Merriman Road. Penn Forest Elementary is less than 1/4 mile on right. Park at the far side of the school to reach entrance.
  • Major Access Routes: VA-419, US 220
General Facility Information
  • Additional Information: Playgrounds, grill, picnic areas
  • All Sports Offered:
    • Baseball
    • Tennis
  • Audio Description: no
  • Concessions Available:
  • Fencing Available:
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Lighting Available:
  • Locker Rooms Description: no
  • Parking: Parking Lot
  • Picnic Shelter:
  • Playground:
  • Restrooms Available:
  • Restrooms Description: temporary and permanent
  • Score Board: yes
  • Seating Description: up to 250 per field
  • Tower for Tournament Operations:
  • Type of Concessions: yes
  • Type of Lighting: Stadium Lighting
  • Walking Track:
  • Baseball Field Lights:
  • Dugouts Available:
  • Flexible Fencing:
  • Total Number of Fields: 3
  • Total Number of Softball Fields: 3