Refurbished ‘Lion’s Gate’ Soccer Field Reopens in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted on: August 17th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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Local soccer players can rest easy. The Parks Department just completed its refurbishing of the Lion’s Gate Field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. And in record time, at that. The area itself had been closed for two weeks, but replacing the turf only took eight days. The pitch reopens today with Parks logo emblazoned in the center.

The Manhattan Borough Commissioner’s office for the Parks Department released the following statement:

We are happy to announce the latest improvement at Sara D Roosevelt Park – the installation of new artificial turf at the Lion’s Gate soccer field.

….The field will be reopened to the public on Monday. By using [Parks Department’s] own staff, we were able to complete this work much quicker (it took only eight days) and at considerable savings.

The Lion’s Gate is the second of two soccer fields in Sara D. Roosevelt Park to receive a makeover this summer; the Nike field on Stanton Street was replaced in June before the Showdown in Chinatown. It was a long time coming for both, as each was well worn, and in the case of the former, pretty dangerous.

Let’s see if the Parks staff can keep up with the maintenance. Our money is on the negative.

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