PlaNYC Project Overview
Soundview Park was built on a landfill in the South Bronx. Today the 205-acre park offers six grass baseball fields, a cricket pitch, a running track, a soccer field, six basketball courts, six handball courts, and walking/biking paths. Even with those facilities, we can do more.
After receiving extensive community input, the design team developed a master plan that creates centers of activity close to local neighborhoods. The plan calls for the restoration of natural areas, playgrounds, a running track with synthetic turf field, a new comfort station, and a new performance lawn.
Schedule:Spring 2012-Fall 2013: Playground, sports courts, and comfort station at the end of Metcalf Avenue. Amphitheatre with access path from Rosedale Avenue and a running track with a synthetic turf field.
The design has been completed. Construction began in May 2012, and the groundbreaking was held in June 2012.