The park is the namesake of Greenwell, a former Boston Red Sox left fielder, who wanted to establish a safe place for kids to have fun in his hometown. In 2014, Greenwell’s sons bought into the business, too, and brought a breath of fresh air to the Cape Coral facility.
With Garett and Bo in the building, regulars have seen quite a few changes.
For instance, the paintball park is now filled with carnival rides. The small midway has a good mix of rides to entertain the big kids, while not overwhelming the smaller ones.
Miniature golf at Greenwell's is a favorite family sport — Photo courtesy of Bo Greenwell / Greenwell's Family Fun Park
The sports bar has also seen an overhaul, tripling in capacity. At The Dugout Bar and Grill, you’ll find everything from grilled chicken salads to Philly cheesesteaks and flatbreads.
A stage has been added to accommodate live entertainment on the weekends, and the bar now offers more than just beer and wine. With a full liquor license and even more TVs than before, The Dugout has become a great spot to catch a game or take a break from the batting cages.
Considering the owner’s history, the eight batting cages are indeed one of the main attractions here. Pitching speeds range from 30 to 75 miles per hour and include both slow- and fast-pitch softball.
Don’t worry about packing your gear; Greenwell’s has everything you need for an affordable rental fee.
You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy the other sporting options at the family park, as there's miniature golf and a popular go-cart course. The carts have been updated, and they come in two sizes: adults and kids.
Midway rides are the newest feature at Greenwell's — Photo courtesy of Bo Greenwell / Greenwell's Family Fun Park
Not only is there a kids' course, but also numerous games for the little ones in the arcade. Dozens of games in this 30,000-square-foot facility will keep your party entertained all afternoon.
Greenwell’s used to use tokens and tickets for its activities. How disappointing when you would lose yours! The new swipe card system is more efficient. And if you still manage to lose your card, it can be replaced; your winnings are recorded and saved electronically.
The prizes for your winnings have climbed up the ladder a few notches, too. Sure, you'll find stuffed animals and the likes. But kids can also cash in points for some of the hottest toys on the market, while adults and teens can win pre-paid phones, speakers and other electronics.
Satisfy your need for speed at Greenwell's go-cart courses — Photo courtesy of Bo Greenwell / Greenwell's Family Fun Park
For more low-key fun, Greenwell’s has a dock overlooking a pond full of bass, brim, catfish and turtles. If you’ve got a quarter, you can get a handful of food to feed the fish.
As you can see, the activities here cover a broad spectrum; they're enough to entertain young and old, athletes and gamers.
Mike Greenwell’s Bat-A-Ball & Family Fun Park is open seven days a week, and it's known for special holiday events, such as the friendly Easter Bunny Trail and the spooky Haunted Hike for Halloween.
A variety of family and seasonal passes are also offered, along with special promotions. Be sure to check the park's website when planning a visit.