Photo: NYC Parks / Daniel Avila
$3.015 million project completed 7 months ahead of schedule
NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Michael Dockett joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, City Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers, Community Board 13 District Manager Mark McMillian, President of the Rosedale Jets Jacques M. Leandra, and kids and community members on Saturday to officially unveil the reconstructed turf field and brand new amenities at Brookville Park in Southeast Queens.
“Today is a great day as we celebrate the official opening of the new turf field at Brookville Park,” said Queens Borough Commissioner Dockett. “This new field will be a safe haven for the children of this community – a place for football, soccer, baseball and lacrosse, and thanks to the new synthetic turf will be open all four seasons for the enjoyment of the entire community.”
“The opening of the new Brookville Park Turf Field is a great step forward in our ongoing effort to give all Queens residents convenient access to top-of-the-line parks and recreational facilities that allow children and adults to be active and enjoy the outdoors,” said Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. “I am especially pleased that the Rosedale Jets organization, which is such a valuable community resource, will be able to use this brand new field. Our parks and playgrounds are the anchors of our neighborhoods, and the families of Southeast Queens deserve nothing less than to have a first-class turf field like this one available in theirs.”
The project reconstructed and replaced Brookville Park’s existing synthetic turf football and baseball fields. The work included installation of a timber barrier rail at the perimeter of the fields; the installation of additional drinking fountains; a reconstruction of the chain link fence baseball backstop; and the addition of a new set of bleachers next to the football field. New paved paths at the site have also been created to provide ADA access.
The Brookville Park Turf Field reconstruction project was made possible with $3.015 million from the City Council.
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