New Rochelle christened the new, artificial surface at Fosina Field today. The city is in the process of renovating all of City (Flowers) Park, off of Fifth Avenue. A ceremony at midfield today marked the official opening of the newly re-built field. The whole project, which will encompass 21 acres, will cost about $9.8 million, money paid by a legacy grant from the county.
“Fosina Field is a welcome addition to the great variety of recreational fields in our county,” County Executive Robert P. Astorino said in a news release. “This park will become a great destination for athletes and fans. With the addition of playgrounds, hiking trails and basketball there will be something for everyone to do. I thank the Board of Legislators for its support of this project, as well as our partners in the City of New Rochelle.”
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson said, “Once City Park is fully completed, this flagship athletic facility will provide recreational opportunities for thousands of residents, including more than 25 community-based organizations with over 200 teams, as well as our local schools and colleges. This outstanding legacy project is proof that even in challenging times we can come together to accomplish big things for the people of New Rochelle and Westchester County.”
(Photo of city and county officials on Fosino Field by Ned P. Rauch.)