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April 20, 2022

Mayor Adams, NYC Parks, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Celebrate $18.2 Million Remediation of Red Hook Ball Fields

Joint Effort Marks Milestone in Addressing Legacy Lead Contamination at Red Hook Ball Fields in...

August 4, 2021


NYC Parks Acting Commissioner Margaret Nelson today announced the beginning of...

November 13, 2013

'Solar For Sandy' Initiative Launches

‘Solar for Sandy’ Install at Red Hook Recreation Center Brings Back-Up Solar Power...

August 15, 2011

Celebrating 75 Years Of Summer Swimming In New York City’s WPA-Era Pools

NYC's 11 Majestic WPA Pools Celebrate 75th Anniversary

August 8, 2011

Parks Hosts Celebration to Honor the Opening of 11 WPA Era Pools

The 1930s-themed event included synchronized swimming performances by Dr. Jane Katz, member of...

May 27, 2010

Final Report Made Available Confirming That Soil Samples from Red Hook Recreation Area Show No Evidence of PCB Contamination

To address potential safety concerns, on May 13, soil samples were collected and tested from 18...

July 20, 2008

Red Hook vendors selling food

Red Hook Food Vendors Open for the Season

Return of the Tacos!

March 12, 2008

Huaraches To Return To Red Hook Park

On Monday, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe announced the awarding of a permit to the Food...

March 10, 2008

Parks Issues Permit To Food Vendors Committee Of Red Hook Park

Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe today announced the awarding of a permit to the Food Vendors...

July 3, 2006

First Splash At City Pools

On June 30, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg kicked off the opening of New York City’s outdoor...

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Red Hook Recreation Area

NYC Parks is committed to making sure all parks are safe and healthy environments. Parks is continuing to work with EPA as they test the Redhook Ballfields for contamination. In the interim, we expect softball/baseball fields 5, 6, 7 and 8 will be closed until a clean-up plan is completed, and soccer fields 1, 2, 6 and 9 will be tested further.

Red Hook Recreation Area

We're reconstructing the running track and converting soccer fields 3-5 and ballfields 1-4 from natural turf to synthetic turf. Starting July 6, 2021, this site, including the track, will be closed to the public for the duration of construction (approximately through spring 2023). Please visit our Capital Project Tracker to learn more about this project.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2023

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