Facilities : Community Hospital Tennis Complex

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Tennis Complex

The Community Hospital Tennis Complex makes its debut in the Spring of 2016 as the official home of Purdue Northwest men's and women's tennis. Located in the newly constructed Dowling Park, the complex features six artificial surface courts and bleacher seating for 90 fans. 

The main parking lot for Dowling Park and the tennis complex is located off 175th Street, behind Faith United Church of Christ (3030 175th Street). Handicap parking is available. 

PARKING
Fans are asked to park in the main Dowling Park lot, located off 175th Street, behind Faith United Church of Christ (3030 175th Street). Handicap parking is available.

Visiting team buses asked to park in the Hammond F.OP. parking lot, located at 7527 Kennedy Ave, and enter the park from the North Gate, located near the baseball stadium's left field line. 

NOTE: Parking is prohibited along 175th Street or in the Jean Shephard Center lots. 

See below for directions to each lot. 

DIRECTIONS
Dowling Park is located just east of Kennedy Avenue and north of Interstate 90/94, off J.F. Mahoney Drive, just west of the Jean Shephard Community Center located at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr, Hammond, IN 46323. 

From the East: Heading west on I-80 W/I-94 W, take Exit 3 toward N. Kennedy Ave and keep right.  Merge onto N. Kennedy Ave and take the first right onto 174th Street and make an immediate right onto J.F. Mahoney Drive. Take the first left onto 175th Street and follow the road behind the Faith United Church of Christ into the main Dowling Park lot. 

The F.O.P. parking lot is located at the corner of J.F. Mahoney Drive and 175th Street. 

From the West: Heading east on I-80 E/I-94 E, take Exit 3 toward North Kennedy Ave and keep left.  Merge onto N. Kennedy Ave and take the first right onto 174th Street and make an immediate right onto J.F. Mahoney Drive.Take the first left onto 175th Street and follow the road behind the Faith United Church of Christ into the main Dowling Park lot. 

The F.O.P. parking lot is located at the corner of J.F. Mahoney Drive and 175th Street. 

ADMISSION
Admission to all Purdue Northwest tennis matches is free. 

RESTROOMS, CONCESSIONS
Restrooms are located in the cornerstone building located in the center of Dowling Park. Concessions are not avaialble at this time. 

VISITING TEAM BUSES
Visiting team buses may drop off teams in the main lot. Buses are asked to park in the F.O.P. lot. 

DOWLING PARK BACKGROUND
The field, along with all of Dowling Park's new facilities, is thanks to the generous support of the City of Hammond and Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr., who announced its partnership with Purdue Northwest in 2011. 

The complex's $5.2 million first phase -- including full construction of its softball, baseball, and soccer fields -- was completed in Spring 2015, and its second phase, including construction of restrooms, a concessions area, athletic training facilities, a walking path, parking lot, and six tennis courts was finalized in Fall 2015.