Carney Park

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Carney Park is a United States military recreational facility located in the extinct volcano Campiglione, in the Phlegraean Fields near Naples, Italy. The 93-acre (38 ha) site is located approximately 14 miles (23 km) west of Naples. It is named after Four Star Admiral Robert B. Carney who served as Chief of Naval Operations during the Eisenhower administration.

Facilities[edit]

According to its facilities brochure, as of 2008, Carney Park's resources consisted of:

. . . a 9 hole golf course, Olympic size outdoor swimming pool, 5 adult size softball fields, 1 adult size baseball field, 2 little league baseball fields, 1 little league softball field, 1 football field and 1 soccer pitch, 4 lighted tennis courts, 2 batting cages, 1 outdoor basketball court, 4 sandlot volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, 20 small picnic sites, 11 large picnic areas, a boy and girl scout camp area, 30 tent sites, and 25 cabins, 1 paintball field, a youth center, a teen center, a snack bar and restaurant.

History[edit]

The park was established on May 21, 1966 by the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Command (MWR) of the United States Department of Defense. It was originally established and administered by the United States Navy under the auspices of Naples' Naval Support Activity (NSA). The Morale and Welfare Authority (MWA) of AFSOUTH designed and built the nine hole golf course in 1969. The golf course and recreational facilities were administered separately from the NSA by AFSOUTH until 1995. At that time, AFSOUTH turned over administration of the golf course to the NSA, thus consolidating the oversight of all resources at the site under the NSA's MWR.

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Coordinates: 40°51′07″N 14°06′25″E / 40.852°N 14.107°E / 40.852; 14.107