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Macombs Dam Park at Yankee Stadium

Commemorating the past while designing for the future

  • 10

    Acres

  • $150M

    Project Value

  • New York, New York

    New York, New York

Celebrating history, sport, and community through the creation of a new park

When the City of New York and Yankees decided to move and rebuild Yankee Stadium, one of baseball’s most hallowed grounds, the question became what to do with the old site? They turned to Stantec’s landscape architects, urban designers and engineers to celebrate history, sport and community through the creation of a new park.

Our approach emphasizes the park as more than just a collection of ballfields, but as a highly accessible park for the broadest possible audiences. Within the footprint of historic Yankee Stadium and adjacent to Ruppert Plaza sits Heritage Field, the centerpiece of the project, with new little league, softball and championship baseball fields contained within a landscaped perimeter. The field level contains a walkway loop, ball field fencing, and team seating areas. Ruppert Plaza visually and physically links the rooftop park and Heritage Field as one cohesive recreation space for nearby Bronx residents and the millions of visitors to Yankee Stadium each year.

The park commemorates the Stadium’s rich history with a timeline of inlay granite pavers, a distinctive turf inlay of the former field, “ticket stub” wall plaques and benches, and interpretive displays.

At a Glance

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Partners
  • Thomas Balsley Associates
Meet Our Team

Phillip Champagne, Landscape Architect

Nothing is as rewarding as creating a public amenity, bringing the community’s vision to fruition and enhancing quality of life.
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David Nardone, Principal

I am inspired by seeing the end users—adults and kids—on the fields we design. Their excitement and appreciation truly motivates me.

Eric Smith, Senior Associate

Working in a city with many unique opportunities allows us to leverage our experiences and provide the right solutions for our clients.

Gary Sorge , Vice President, Community Development, Discipline Leader (Landscape Architecture)

Designing infrastructure with the ability to withstand natural and human impacts is an economic and social responsibility.
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Greg Sprich, Senior Associate, Civil Engineer

It’s our goal to provide excellent customer service. Our clients can depend on us to listen, communicate, and ultimately deliver a quality product.
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  • Phillip Champagne

    Landscape Architect

  • David Nardone

    Principal

  • Eric Smith

    Senior Associate

  • Gary Sorge

    Vice President, Community Development, Discipline Leader (Landscape Architecture)

  • Greg Sprich

    Senior Associate, Civil Engineer

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