Multi-sports facility opens in Carmel
By Mark Ambrogi
Patrick Cowherd has long believed a multi-sports park was needed in Carmel.
“This was kind of my brainchild,” said Cowherd, a Carmel resident. “Carmel is not one of those destinations that is easy to get to nor is it easy to get out of with all the current construction. We felt there (needed) to be a sports park in Carmel, and we have such a prime location for what we’re doing.”
Hollywood Sports Center, 12345 Old Meridian St., had its grand opening Oct. 3. The approximately 25,000-square-foot facility, which is directly behind Kirk Furniture, will feature indoor soccer training, lacrosse, cheerleading, hip hop dance, softball and baseball training, weight training, wrestling, yoga and warrior parkour. An additional building will be added to include volleyball.
“We’ll be putting in more turf fields and next spring the three outdoor fields will be good to go,” Cowherd said. “Finding the right set up that will work was always the challenge. Finding something in the heart of Carmel is amazing. There’s all the hotels in our area, and we’re surrounded by great restaurants.”
Cowherd is partners with Tom Kirk, his son John T. Kirk and Margi Beaver.
Hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays. There will be private lessons, clinics and camps. The fields are available for rental.
“Sometimes on the weekend, we’ll be there from 8 a.m. until 10 or 11 o’clock at night,” Cowherd said. “Upon request, we’ll be open at certain hours.”
Cowherd said there will be a program director for each area. A former University of Louisville cheerleader, he owns PC Brands, finds scholarships for cheerleaders and dancers. He also has an acting school, Milestone Talent Group.
For more, visit hollywoodsportscenter.com.