Please scroll down for information on location, equipment, set up and break down for each of our Riverside fields.
Please don't forget the trash! Every team is responsible for cleaning up after their game. Beverage containers, snack wrappings and boxes, etc. should be placed in nearby trash receptacles. Don't forget your sweatshirts, etc. Any lost and found items should be given to a coach willing to reunite the item with its owner. Following the final game, the closing teams should do a quick sweep of the field and make sure the trash has been disposed of properly.
Riverside South Fields (71st Street, 74th Street Track and 77th Street Ballfields)
Location: These are grass fields and no cleats. Enter Riverside Park at 72nd or 74th Street to access these fields. Go past the dog park on the left, through the tunnel and down a long flight of stairs. The 71st Street field will be to the left past the baseball field. The 74th Street Track will be immediately to the right, and the field is in the center of the track. Please see the map at right.
***Note: The long awaited bicycle reroute between 72nd and 83rd Streets is now in effect! So there will be lots of bikes passing along the east side of the 73rd St track and field (and few if any on the water front.) There is a new crosswalk at the bottom of the 72nd St ramp, but please use caution crossing over to the field.
Equipment: The equipment for these fields is stored in the stone lockup between the 74th Street Track and the 77th Street Ballfields. There are two stone buildings. Our equipment is stored in the northmost building and is accessed through the southmost door with a key provided to coaches. If you are a coach in need of a key, please email your division head. WSSL shares this space with WSLL and the Parks Department. WSSL keeps its goals and cones just inside the door to the right under the window. There are at least 6 pairs of PUGG® goals (in zippered pouches or neatly nested one inside the other), as well as discs and cones to mark the field. Should ANY of the equipment become unusable, please notify your division head immediately.
Set Up: Teams with the first game each week are responsible for setting up the fields. Each team will split their team onto two fields that are roughly 30 yards long by 25 yards in width. Pace them out. One large pace is about a yard. General rule, make the fields as big as the area permits. If the ground is soft enough, drive the pegs from the PUGG® goals into the ground. Use the cones to mark the corners and discs to mark the lines.
71st Street - the goals should be on the East and West end lines. Four mini fields will fit on 71st with space for sidelines in between.
74th Street Track - the goals should be on the North and South end lines. Four mini fields will fit with space for sidelines in between.
77th Street Ballfields - the goals should be on the North and South ends. Two mini fields will fit running end to end. Half the field will be grass and half will be dirt as 77th Street is a baseball field.
Break down: The teams who play the last games are responsible for breaking down the fields after the last game, and returning the equipment to the storage shed. Stack cones and discs separately. Store them in tidy stacks on the windowsill right inside the lockup to the right. Twist and fold two PUGG® goals together into one zippered pouch. Neatly stack and line up the pouches inside the door -- to the right under the window -- of the lock up. If by chance the pouches become broken or go missing, the PUGG® goals must be stored neatly nested one inside the other and stacked under the window out of the way of any others who may enter the lockup.
101st Street Field
Location: In Riverside Park, one level down from the pedestrian walkways. This is a turf field and cleats are permitted. To reach this field, enter at 99th Street and walk north or at 104th Street and use the pedestrian walkway to walk south to the field. Please see the map at right.
Equipment: Two movable 6x18 goals with nets.
Set Up/Break Down: Generally, no set up or breakdown is required. Occasionally, the lines on the field fade. If the lines should be repainted, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The paint machines and paint are stored in the storage locker by the basketball courts just to the north of the field. A key is needed to access this storage locker.
103rd Street Field
Location: In Riverside Park, one level down from the pedestrian walkways. This is a turf field and cleats are permitted. The soccer field runs north/south immediately to the east of the baseball field. To reach this field, enter at 104th Street and walk down two levels to the field. Please see the map at right.
Equipment: Two movable 7x21 goals with nets.
Set Up: Place movable goals in the proper location according to field lines. Goals should be placed at the North and South ends of the field.
Break Down: Coach to remove cones at the end of each game. Last teams to take down nets, fold neatly and insert into gray bags. Store bags together in lock up just south of the field by basketball court. Make sure lock is secure.
107th Street Field
Location: In Riverside Park, one level down from the pedestrian walkways. This is a turf field and cleats are permitted. To reach this field, enter at 108th Street and walk down two levels to the field. The field is just south of the skate park and north of the Riverside Park rings.
Equipment: One set of 8x24 full sized goals (used by U19 and U13/14) and two sets of 7x21 small sided goals (used by everyone else).
Set Up: For U19 and U13/14, the 8x24 goals should be placed at the North and South ends of the field to make a full size field. For all other divisions, two side by side fields should be set up running east/west with the 7x21 goals set up on the east and west ends of each field. Space should be left in between the two fields. That area is reserved for players and coaches ONLY. All spectators MUST watch the game from the terrace above.
Break Down: Coaches with the last games move the goals back against the fence.