The Plan for Piping Rock Park
The Piping Rock Park plan incorporates many of the community suggestions made during the feedback sessions.
A 180’ x 330’ multi-purpose natural grass playing field to accommodate soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, and practice football will be constructed on the western side of the park.
The existing baseball/softball field will be rotated 45° and relocated approximately 60’ to the west to become a 46/60 baseball/softball field with a 250’ outfield,
accommodating all user groups except the “Pony” League, which currently plays at Riverside Park.
The existing tennis courts will remain where they are, and the existing 9/11 Memorial near East River Road will remain in its current location.
The KDM 911 Memorial will be relocated to align with the new baseball/softball field and will be prominently featured as you enter Piping Rock Park from Carton Street.
While construction is underway, the memorial will be stored in the Department of Public Works building.
A new playground will be installed on the west side of the tennis courts, just north of the current playground.
Walking paths will traverse the park connecting the East River Road, Carton Street and Forrest Avenue entrances.
All the facilities, including walking paths, will meet current American with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
The existing hedges on East River Road and vegetative buffer and fences between the Ridge Road properties are being preserved.
The East River Road parking lot will be expanded to provide additional parking with ADA-compliant parking facilities.
The Carton Street parking lot will be reconfigured to accommodate the new field layout.
Traffic circulation will be changed to one-way to make for an overall safer environment.