UTICA N.Y- The new Sal Longo Field is now up and running!
The Utica Mayor's office is calling it a new jewel of the city's park system.
Sal Longo, the owner of Northern Safety wanted to give back in a way that would allow local kids to enjoy playing outdoors.
Longo himself played in the park as a child.
His donation was announced in the summer of 2019 and work began shortly after.
Kristi Peterson a Utica resident says it is a win-win for the community.
"Being in Central New York with the way that the weather is. Fall and Spring. There's more opportunites for these kids to get out and play. It's pretty exciting that's why I came over to see what was going on." says Peterson.
Teams that were using the field for practice when a NewsChannel 2 Camera Crew was there were The Utica Proctor Football, and Utica Notre Dame Girls Soccer teams.