The village is proud to announce that the athletic fields at St. Paul's reopened Saturday, Sept. 13 after being closed for improvements for the past year. Over 30 acres of newly renovated athletic fields have been finely cultivated to produce excellent playing conditions for thousands of village residents. The installation of a state-of-the-art irrigation system will keep the fields playable during the spring, summer and fall seasons.
On the morning of Sept. 13, the Garden City Centennial Soccer Club hosted a soccer festival and Garden City Athletic Association (GCCA) Boys Soccer took to the fields later that afternoon. Thousands of young athletes were slated to take to the fields opening day. Soccer enthusiasts from all local organizations, as well as the school district, will be utilizing the fields.
The brief ceremony at 10:15 a.m. allowed the village to thank all those volunteers and village staff who made the special project possible. Officials especially recognized the spirit of cooperation of all the field coordinators and other leaders of local athletic organizations that worked with the village and the Cultural and Recreational Commission while the fields were out of service to the community. As all will see, the brief inconvenience will prove worthwhile for many years to come.
To better accommodate residents and their families, parking facilities on the site have been expanded. Residents are encouraged to enter the facility from either Stewart Avenue or Rockaway Avenue and only exit the facility from Rockaway Avenue. Drive safely as this will be a new experience utilizing the new roadway and parking system.