In July 2005 an all-star cast of officials from the Westchester County Government and the City of White Plains were on hand for the opening ceremonies at a new soccer field at County-owned Saxon Woods Park in White Plains. Speaking on behalf of all those involved in this much needed project, County Executive Andy Spano, White Plains County Legislator Bill Ryan, Westchester County Parks Commissioner Joe Stout and White Plains Mayor Joseph Delfino spoke about the explosive growth in the number of kids and adults playing soccer, and how this facility would be made available to all Westchester adult and youth residents.
Located at the intersection of Mamaroneck Avenue and the Hutchinson River Parkway, this facility has already become very popular with adult, school and youth soccer groups. In addition to the all-weather synthetic turf surface, the field has lights so games can be played in the evenings. The management and scheduling of this facility will be handled by the White Plains Recreation Department.
This project was paid for by the Westchester County Legacy Program, a program announced by Westchester County Executive Andy Spano in 2001. The Legacy Program is designed to acquire Open Space to add to existing inventories of parkland, and to develop facilities for active recreation for County residents including athletic fields.
The adults and kids from the Westchester soccer community extend their congratulations and thanks to all those in the Westchester County Government and the City of White Plains who conceived this project, saw it through to completion and who will manage this facility going forward.