500,000 Cubic Yards of Landfill

One of the thousands of dumptrucks bringing landfill

One of the initiatives planned for the expansion of Brookline Park was to fill in the ravine between the Recreation Center building and Brookline Boulevard. The wooded valley floor dropped nearly 200 feet at it's deepest point, and it took nearly a half million cubic yards of landfill to level it off.

Trucks began arriving in the spring of 1975, loaded with dirt from the construction of the Port Authority East Busway. The dump trucks came, one-by-one, every day, for nearly a year. Gradually the ravine was leveled to the point where a parking lot, large greenspace and a multi-purpose baseball/football field could be constructed at grade level with the existing park playground.

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