At the April 2019 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting, the Parks and Recreation Department announced plans for the creation of a Miracle Field in Central Park. A Miracle Field is a fully accessible soft-surface baseball field for athletes of all ages with special needs. The infield will consist of a rubberized material, eliminating bases and base paths that would impede travel, especially for athletes with mobility devices. In a Miracle League game, every player hits, runs and scores.
The Miracle League program buddies up players with members of the community for each game (such as a local college baseball team), and these buddies assist with the fundamentals of game and help foster peer relationships.
At this time, Parks and Recreation is planning on seeking outside funding and are considering a crowd funding component for the field. If you or someone you know would like to get involved in fundraising, as a buddy or most importantly as an athlete, we would love to hear from you.