We are happy announce that we’ve achieved a small victory in our struggle with the Parks Department by getting them to keep the Morningside Park fields in service.
We are now asking the Parks Department to reconsider their decision to close the DeWitt Clinton fields this spring/summer season and delay reconstruction until the fall, because the spring and summer seasons are the busiest time of the year for recreational sports in our city.
Parks postponed construction on at least two fields to allow PSAL to complete their season, which began in March. We presented that fact to them and asked why Little League and adult leagues can’t also play. With a little prodding they issued some permits for Dewitt allowing leagues to start the season but ending access to the fields abruptly and not offering any replacement fields. Like the fields in Morningside, these fields are not in dire need of repair and reconstruction.
We need them to delay the construction on DeWitt Clinton until the fall season. Having one of the few, and heavily used, midtown fields in Manhattan closed during the summer makes absolutely no sense. Please help us help you by signing the petition to preserve access to our ballfields, and ask your friends and teammates to sign it too!
We are committed to fighting for your access to the ballfields and for all New Yorkers to be able to enjoy the tax-supported resources of the City. Thank you for your support.
Sign our petition to Preserve Access to NYC Parks for Baseball and Softball Players
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