Meekins Athletic Field and Playground, also known as Kill Devil Hills Field, is located between the Dare (Shopping) Center and Kill Devil Hills Fire Department. It’s one of the first recreation parks built in the county and has a playground with swings and slides, two tennis courts and a softball field. Restrooms are also provided at the park.
Both the tennis courts and the softball field have lights, and the field fence is at 280 feet. The soccer field is 210 X 140 feet.
If you’re yearning for a night of old fashioned fun and entertainment, you can either join one of Dare County’s adult teams or come every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights (with rain days on Friday) to watch softball teams compete. Adult men’s teams (ages 18 and up) play Mondays and Wednesdays, and Coed Adults (ages 16 up) play Thursdays, both in Kill Devil Hills Field and in Wanchese.
The field, along with the other facilities, is also open other times to the public for group, family or individual picnics or unorganized games or practice. During the fall the soccer field hosts competitions between youth soccer teams.
Conveniently located next to the Dare Center, which hosts several eateries, Meekin’s Field is a great place to come for an afternoon or evening of play and exercise, and afterward cool off with a cold drink, pizza, sub or other meals offered at the Center.