On a beautiful clear September day, County Executive Andy Spano and Rye Brook Mayor Lawrence Rand led the dedication ceremony for the new synthetic turf fields at Rye Brook’s King Street Field.
On the location of the former Rye Brook compost site, a varsity size soccer field and a varsity size softball field have been built and are now in use. Playing lines for smaller 7v7 and 9v9 soccer fields have been sewn in across the large field, permitting the Rye Brook Youth Soccer Club to use this facility for games for younger children.
To pay for this project, the Village of Rye Brook received $2.75 million from Westchester County, including a $2 million grant through the County’s Legacy Program, which uses County funds to help municipalities create additional recreational facilities.
Two more synthetic turf fields that are currently under construction at the adjacent Blind Brook High School, and are expected to be completed this fall. These fields will also be used for multiple sports, including soccer, football, lacrosse and baseball.
Congratulations to all in the Rye Brook community to helped promote this project and see it through to successful completion.
September 17, 2006