City Council Announces Upgrade To Loew Park In Old Brooklyn

Cleveland - A transformation will be taking place at Loew Park in Old Brooklyn.

Council President Kevin Kelley announced, via a public meeting at the South Brooklyn branch of the Cleveland Public Library Tuesday evening, a major upgrade to Loew Park by adding a regulation-sized soccer field, complete with grand stands that can hold up to 750 people as well as a press box.

The new all-season turf field and stands can be divided up for smaller youth soccer practice and games as well as used for baseball. School soccer teams can use it with a permit. Old Brooklyn has active youth baseball leagues throughout the area -- Little League and Old Brooklyn Youth League and a growing soccer league.

“There is a shortage of soccer fields,” said Councilman Kelley, who represents the Old Brooklyn area. “This will be a great addition for both soccer and baseball fans and for the residents.”

The approximately $3.5 million project includes adding an earth berm and screening trees where the field abuts neighborhood back yards, as well as additional screening trees around the end of the new field.

There are other baseball areas in Loew Park, which has seen recent upgrades including a new walking path, new playground equipment, and underground engineering to eliminate flooding.

Work on the project is expected to be completed by 2020.

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