Rehab of Seward Park School Courts Nears Completion
Some six months after digging destroyed the Seward Park field, its rebirth is nigh.
Visible through the mesh-covered fencework is progress – partial pavement of the space, new outdoor fitness equipment, and a freshly painted handball slab (royal blue).
According to the 2019 scoping report from the NYC School Construction Authority, the Grain Collective landscape architects designed the 43,200 square-foot oval to accommodate a new soccer field, tennis court, and handball court that will together “serve the school and surrounding community.”
Noticeably absent from the remodel, however, are the basketball hoops. Certainly a loss for area play.
The sports area – officially known as the Seward Park Oval – is the “playground” for nearby Seward Park High School, but also open to the public.
“We are excited to redesign the space especially for the possibilities of providing more programming for neighborhood youth,” founding principal of the New Design High School Scott Conti told us last fall.
Initial projections pegged completion at six months from last fall. Rather surprisingly, pace is steady.