Rye Supervisor Gary J. Zuckerman and Senator Shelley B. Mayer Break Ground on New Crawford Park Ballfield

Rye Town Supervisor Gary Zuckerman and State Senator Shelley B. Mayer held a ceremonial groundbreaking last month, to kick off the reconstruction of the Crawford Park ballfield. This ballfield will provide the Rye town communities of Port Chester, Rye Brook, and Rye Neck with an upgraded, refreshed, and safe environment for play. 

Senator Mayer secured $200,000 in state funding to enable the Town of Rye to reconstruct Crawford Park ballfield, which will be used for baseball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, and volleyball games. 

Supervisor Zuckerman and Senator Mayer were joined by Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, Assemblyman Steve Otis, County Legislator Nancy Barr, Town Council Member Pamela Jaffee, and Rye Brook Village Trustee Stephanie Fischer. 

Senator Shelley B. Mayer said, “I am delighted to join Rye Town Supervisor Zuckerman to break ground on the reconstruction of Crawford Park ballfield. It is so important that children and teenagers have the space to run, play, and learn the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. I am proud to have been able to secure $200,000 funding from the State Senate to bring this ballfield to life.” 

Assemblyman Steve Otis said, “Congratulations to Supervisor Gary Zuckerman and the Town Board for another fantastic improvement at Crawford Park. Year after year the Town of Rye has enhanced the buildings, gardens, athletic fields, and trails of a rejuvenated Crawford Park. The success of these projects has been affirmed by the increased use and enjoyment of the park by area families. Senator Mayer and I know that state funding here, and at Rye Town Park, go to worthwhile projects.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “I am proud to be a part of the groundbreaking on the revitalization of Crawford Park’s ball field, once again showing this County’s commitment to quality recreational spaces for our community. With my colleagues Senator Shelley Mayer, Assemblyman Steve Otis, and Town Supervisor Gary Zuckerman, we’re showing what can happen when all levels of government work together with the goal of building opportunities for all to enjoy what Westchester has to offer.”