(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) -- The reconstruction of Skidelsky Field in Flowers (City) Park was recently honored by the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities.
Designed by Stantec, the new soccer field earned a “distinguished sports field” award in the single field category. Ravaged by a 2007 Nor’easter that flooded it with over 7 inches of rain, the synthetic turf field had to be completely reconstructed. Stantec’s landscape architects developed a master plan for the field area and the entire park, which enveloped new drainage infrastructure below the new field and realigned the other playing fields, maximized their use for several sports, and added sports lighting and a system of walking trails to better all park amenities.
Stantec also won three awards for athletic design projects in Massachusetts and Vermont: a new football and soccer field within a new track at Archbishop Williams High School in Braintree, Massachusetts; a new community tennis center at a senior living complex in Dedham, Massachusetts; and Castleton State College’s Spartan Stadium and athletic fields in Castleton, Vermont.
In 2006, Stantec also conducted a master plan study for Ward Acres Park in New Rochelle. The firm has designed hundreds of recreation and athletic facilities for other public and private institutions across the Northeast as well, including new fields at the former site of Yankee Stadium, Gillette Stadium, the Florida Citrus Bowl, and several Harvard University fields.