Friday, December 14, 2012

Pier 5's Sports Fields Open; Squibb Pedestrian Bridge Coming 'Within Weeks'

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
Soccer fans are buzzing about the new sports fields at Pier 5 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, at the foot of Joralemon Street, which opened with an official ceremony Thursday.

Photo: Rachel Fletcher
The synthetic turf fields are home to three multi-purpose sports fields and an adjacent picnic peninsula, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

In addition, the pier includes picnic areas with tables, fishing areas and "shade sails," seen left.

Rendering: HTNB

The Squibb Park Bridge, which will connect northern Brooklyn Heights with Brooklyn Bridge Park, is expected to be completed within the next few weeks, Mayor Bloomberg told the crowd.

According to Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, the configuration of the fields is adaptable – two of the fields can be combined to create a regulation soccer field, or one field may be divided for youth soccer matches.

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