Long neglected New Haven’s Rice, Blake, Wilbur Cross High fields to see improvements in $4.35M plan

Parents and student athletes were happy to hear he city plans to use $4.35 million to fund renovations at Rice, Blake and Wilbur Cross High School fields, with construction set to begin in as early as the coming weeks. With current funding from local, state and federal sources, the city can only improve baseball and JV soccer fields at Rice, the football field and running track at Wilbur Cross, and varsity softball and soccer fields at Blake, according to City Engineer Giovanni Zinn’s community presentation this week. At Rice Field, the renovation is a part of a larger project to improve East Rock Park, in which the city anticipates getting $1 million for. Similar to Wilbur Cross complex, baseball fields and JV soccer fields will be fenced to control vehicle access to reduce future damage.


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