Ocean Breeze Park Track and Field
Ocean Breeze Park will soon boast a 2,500-seat field house, creating a state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility thanks to $72.7 million in PlaNYC funding from Mayor Bloomberg. Once open in 2014, the facility will become a premier destination for athletic events, drawing competitors from around the region. NYC Parks worked with Staten Island track clubs and community groups throughout the planning process. An indoor parking lot will accommodate 160 cars. The hydraulic-banked track can be converted from six to eight lanes. A warm-up area will feature fitness and cardio rooms.
In keeping with the sustainability goals of PlaNYC, Parks is seeking a LEED Silver rating for the building, and has incorporated features to conserve energy and water into the design. Rainwater captured from the field house roof will be directed to a nearby wetland for habitat development. The sand dunes, wetlands, grasslands and shrub forest comprising much of Ocean Breeze Park will be preserved.
Field house, track and field, cardio and fitness rooms, indoor parking lot, and landscaping: Estimated Completion Date - Summer 2014
The project, including the field house, track and field, cardio and fitness rooms, indoor parking lot and surrounding landscaping, continues to progress as work soon shifts toward interior construction and site renovations. With DDC managing construction, the expected date of completion for the facility is summer 2014.