Built in the footprint of the classic Yankee Stadium, Macombs Dam park ensemble consists of a variety of lush, contemporary green spaces in which the community can relax, socialize, and play. Heritage Field is perhaps the most highly anticipated piece of this South Bronx miracle, offering some of the city’s greatest places for running, sports, and athletic events. It hosts softball and little league, and also boasts a regulation public baseball field where neighborhoods kids can play in the footprints of Babe Ruth. Heavily planted landforms and bioswales define the edges of the sports fields and give the appearance of a place carved into the woodland.
One segment of the landscape, on the roof of the stadium parking structure, is the largest full-service rooftop park every built by the City. The rooftop park consists of an eight-lane running track as well as a combination football/soccer field, 500-600 seat grandstand, comfort station, handball courts, basketball courts, adult fitness center, grassy knolls, and a sledding slope.