Reader Mail: Sports Fields Closing in Mamaroneck this Spring?

23 Feb, 2012

By Loop Reader


 


To the Editor:


As you probably know, both Hommocks soccer/lacrosse fields will be closed for the entire spring for “maintenance”.


I have always found the restrictions on use of Hommocks fields overdone – no use for students during the day, closed every Wednesday and the fields open late each fall because the fields are rented in late summer for camp for another town.  Crazy.  Now they will be closed for the entire spring season, putting our kids back into a restricted field situation yet again.


These are grass fields that are often littered with goose poop anyway.  They are in perfectly fine condition and with the Flint and High School turf fields finally done, why are we heading into the spring denying our kids the best grass fields they have?  The Hommocks fields are not meant for professional play, and whatever maintenance is done will be completely undone after a season of play anyway.  Can we get real here?


I would like to understand how this happens and who makes this decision.  If I understand correctly, this is a Town of Mamaroneck decision.  Perhaps The Loop can enlighten us as to who we should contact to at least have the chance for a discussion to understand the intended logic behind this decision for fields that we pay for so our kids can practice and play on full-sized fields.


Thank you,

Barry Silverstein

Larchmont


photo: Sandra Geroux


 
Page Views: (97)


Print Friendly

Related Posts

  • Anonymous

    Why not call the Town for an explanation? There are good reason for “maintenance periods” for fields. Have you ever tried to maintain one or pay for its maintenance?

    • Anonymous

      Why should every interested and affected party need to call?…Shouldn’t the explanation just be posted on the Town’s website? Aren’t we the ones paying for the maintenance of the fields? Seems like a poor use of resources for the Town to personally answer a question the impacts hundreds of kids….