Programs & Investments Enhance Local Recreational Opportunities
View the City Park Master Plan.
Download a calendar of Sister City events.
Download information about Hudson Park Concert Series.
The City of New Rochelle continues to make strides in our efforts to provide a higher quality of life for residents. Although the weak economy has forced us to scale back or defer several initiatives, we are still successfully drawing upon grant opportunities and in-house resources to achieve progress, particularly when it comes to park and recreational priorities.
July was designated by our City Council as “Parks and Recreation Celebration Month.” Beginning with our July 4th fireworks display, sponsored by the Grucci family and local contributors, the weeks ahead will be filled with activities and events for all ages and interests, including the Hudson Park Concert Series on Wednesday nights and the BID Music on Library Green on Thursday Nights, with special music from our Sister City guest musicians from La Rochelle. You can download a calendar of events HERE.
Meanwhile, at City Park, our largest and most heavily-used active recreation center, New Rochelle has just accepted an $8.5 million County legacy grant that will bring our fields into the twenty-first century. The new City Park will feature an improved layout for baseball and softball fields to facilitate simultaneous play and maximize the availability of field time, state-of-the-art turf, improved drainage, a splash pool for younger children, enhanced lighting, and better trails for spectators and for those who just want to take a stroll. The City Park master plan (which you can view HERE) also sets aside a footprint within which a new skating facility could be constructed. While funding is not yet in place for an ice sheet, the park configuration reflects the City’s intent to provide the broadest range of recreational opportunities, including hockey and skating. The legacy grant requires the City to assume ownership of and maintenance responsibilities for County roads within our borders, but is still a huge net positive for New Rochelle taxpayers. In addition, the City will be required to facilitate the construction of additional affordable housing, but this is already a local priority to which we are strongly committed.