PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN — Two more ballfields have finished a long-needed update in Prospect Park.
The Prospect Park Alliance announced Tuesday that Long Meadow Ball Fields “4” and “5” have reopened following a $1.25-million renovation. The fields are the latest of the park’s seven baseball fields to get a facelift as part of a years-long project to update the Long Meadow play spaces.
The renovation to ballfields four and five was funded by Council Member Brad Lander.
“I’m so glad that the restoration of the Long Meadow Ballfields 4 + 5 is complete in time for ball players to enjoy them this fall,” Lander said. “Our parks and play areas are a critical resource, especially during this pandemic, to keep our communities happy, healthy, and connected.”
The update to the ballfields included reseeding the turf, adding new clay infields and improving draining. The fields also got new pathways, benches, storage