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Athletic Fields Improvement Project Update

Posted: 
January 21, 2014

The Town of Pittsford is moving to the next phase in considering a proposed Athletic Fields Improvement Project; the Town Council has agreed to oversee the New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) required to further consider the project and, along with Town staff, is working with project engineer LaBella Associates to update the initial concept plan. Once a final preliminary plan has been developed, it will be reviewed by the Town’s Planning Board, Environmental Board, and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, as well as by Town staff members, and will then be available online and presented to the public in a series of public meetings for public input and comment. The public input meetings are expected to be held this spring. A summary of the Athletic Fields Improvement Project’s current Concept Plan and concept drawings of potential field improvements are available on the Town website homepage or at Pittsford Town Hall, 11 South Main Street.

The Town of Pittsford’s Athletic Fields Improvement Project was proposed to support the Town’s commitment to provide high quality athletic facilities and allow for increased access to playing fields for youth and adults throughout the community. Preliminary development of the project included input from the various community youth sports and other groups currently using the Town’s athletic fields as well as from the Pittsford Central School District.

The plan was developed after an assessment of current Town athletic fields and facilities indicated a need for various field improvements, including improved handicapped accessibility, and a greater demand for field usage by community members than can currently be met. The project includes proposed improvements to athletic fields at the Town’s Great Embankment Park (631 Marsh Road), Thornell Farm Park (480 Mendon Road) and Hopkins Park (5 Barker Road) and new fields at the Town’s Willard Road property. The proposed improvements include the construction or reconfiguration of athletic fields, playgrounds, parking areas, sidewalks, drainage and restrooms as well as increased handicapped accessibility.