The New York City Parks Department has completed the renovation of the Van Cortlandt Park Stadium. What was formerly a hard packed dirt field with very little grass is now a completely new synthetic turf all-weather field that is lined for soccer and football. This field serves as a home field for teams from the Riverdale Youth Soccer Club and the Bronx Youth Soccer Club, and players and coaches from those clubs have given rave reviews about this improvement.
The Parks Department is also in the process of a significant field renovation project at the north end of Van Cortlandt Park. Numerous soccer, baseball and cricket fields will be installed in the parade ground area. This project is underway and is expected to be completed in late 2009.