The park was constructed by Nevada Consolidated Copper in the early 1900s, providing its employees with a place for recreational activities. The property was later owned by Kennecott Mining Company. Although it is not known when Kennecott came into ownership of the property, in 1961 ownership was transferred to the White Pine School District. The site was acquired by the Nye County Board of Commissioners via quitclaim on March 14, 1994. Abatement of asbestos and lead containing materials was completed in the spring of 2014. The McGill Ball Park, which is the oldest ball park in Nevada, received funding for refurbishing and reuse as a community facility.