CHA Partners with U.S. Soccer Foundation to develop "Mini-Pitches"

August 26, 2021

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) has partnered with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to develop soccer facility “mini-pitch” concept plans for locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The majority of the sites recondition large, underutilized, areas of asphalt within the playgrounds serving neighborhood schools and parks. The sites now feature customized mini-pitches which are small, hard-court surfaces perfectly suited for organized soccer programs and pick-up games. Mini-pitches are designed for urban areas and other communities where finding a safe place to play can be difficult. To develop each site, CHA worked directly with local parties to meet the needs of youth in each community. The New York City sites and sites across the country are featured on a new interactive map developed by the U.S. Soccer Foundation.

CHA has designed and planned soccer facilities alongside the U.S. Soccer Foundation for sites in California, Ohio, Virginia, Washington, Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, Connecticut, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC, and now nearly 50 mini-pitch sites throughout New York City:

  • Agnes Haywood Playground - Bronx
  • Albert G. Oliver School - Bronx
  • Bayside Playground - Queens
  • Castle Hill Playground - New York
  • Century Playground - Brooklyn
  • Col. Charles Young Playground - New York
  • Eagle Academy/IS 49 - Staten Island
  • Equity Playground - New York
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park - New York
  • Frederick Johnson Playground - New York
  • Fresh Meadows Playground - Fresh Meadows
  • Hostos Lincoln Academy - Bronx
  • Irwin Altman Middle School - Glen Oaks
  • IS 117 - Bronx
  • IS 384 - Brooklyn
  • IS 72 - Staten Island
  • J. Hood Wright Park - New York
  • JHS 123 - James M. Kiernan - New York
  • Moore Playground - New York
  • Moser Playground - Queens
  • MS 180 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams - Bronx
  • MS 45 - Bronx
  • Neptune Playground - New York
  • People's Park - New York
  • Peter Minuit Playground - New York
  • Playground 62 - Queens
  • Pomonok Playground - New York
  • PS 007 - New York
  • PS 019 Marino Jeantet School - Corona
  • PS 1 - Bronx
  • PS 142 Amalia Castro - New York
  • PS 150 - New York
  • PS 18 - Staten Island
  • PS 180 - New York
  • PS 184 - New York
  • PS 186 - Brooklyn
  • PS 187 - New York
  • PS 36 - Staten Island
  • PS 42 - New York
  • PS 446 - Brooklyn
  • PS 57 - Staten Island
  • PS 60 - New York
  • PS 66 - Brooklyn
  • PS 83 Luis Munoz Rivera School - New York
  • Triborough Bridge Playground - Astoria
  • Utopia Playground - New York
  • Vleigh Playground - Flushing
  • Wald Playground - New York
  • Woods Playground - Brooklyn
Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens (Before & After)

Corona Park - Before

Corona Park - After

 

Irwin Altman Middle School – Queens (Before & After)
Irwin Altman - Before

Irwin Altman - After

 

Moore Playground – Manhattan (Before & After)

Moore Playground - Before

Moore Playground - After