The 65+ acre facility was completed and opened in 1994. Prior to that year, the majority of all recreation activity took place in downtown Warsaw at Center Lake Park. With the expansion of Zimmer Headquarters, Mayor Jeff Plank took the initiative to improve Center Lake Park, which is now called Central Park. With these improvements, Central Park was not able to house quality athletic fields, so Mayor Plank proposed the CCAC. The CCAC would also be used as a major source for developing economical impact for the County.
The CCAC was funded by many local businesses from the community, along with assistance from the city, county and several grants. Today, the CCAC still relies on assistance from the City of Warsaw and the Kosciusko County Convention Visitor & Recreation Commission. All money generated from the CCAC go back into operations and improvements. The CCAC is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3.
In 1994 the CCAC began running sanctioned leagues and tournaments through the National Softball Association sanctioning body. Today, the CCAC is recognized as one of the top facilities in the nation, hosting National tournaments in men’s, women’s and youth events. The CCAC leases the facility to independent groups such as KCSL Soccer, Wave Travel Soccer, Hispanic Soccer, NISL Soccer, and many individuals and teams. In 2008 the CCAC was the first Indiana Park inducted into the NSA Fast Pitch Softball Hall of Fame.
Most people in the area don't realize that we are a Not-for-Profit organization. They see City-County in the name and think we are funded by the local government or parks department. We rely solely on self generated funds, grants, and donations. With this program we hope to be able to raise funds to keep the park at a top notch level for years to come.