NYC Parks completes Brookville Park’s new turf field ahead of schedule

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The Rosedale Jets football team is practicing on a brand new turf field at Brookville Park that NYC Parks completed months ahead of schedule. (Photos by NYC Parks/Daniel Avila)

The Rosedale Jets football squad is running routes on a brand new turf field after the city completed a $3 million upgrade to southeast Queens’ Brookville Park seven months ahead of schedule. The project, which reconstructed and replaced the existing synthetic turf football and baseball fields, was funded by the City Council.

“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,” Queens Borough President Donovan Richards said. “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 included the 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. Newly paved pathways at the site have also been created to provide ADA access.

“Today is a great day as we celebrate the official opening of the new turf field at Brookville Park,” NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Michael Dockett said. “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 community.”