On September 19, 1999, a new Pavilion
located next to the pool was dedicated to the children of Brookline. The 1999
season was the first at Moore Park for the Brookline Youth Soccer Association,
and the pavilion was erected mainly to serve as a concession area for the
On hand for the festivities were City
Councilman Michael Diven, CitiParks Director of Special Events Mike Radley,
and Director of General Services Dale Perrett. In addition, many of the city
laborers who built the structure were present.
BYSA President Mary McNulty applauded
everyone who contributed in making the pavilion possible, then surrendered
the podium to the city dignitaries. This is the first in a long line of
improvements scheduled for Moore Park, including expanded parking and
possibly enlarging the lower field area with ten acres of landfill from
ongoing Port Authority construction. This would provide enough new space
for a new regulation size soccer field.
After the dedication, a large BYSA
cake was shared with the crowd on hand, and afterwards it was time for
soccer as usual. The new pavilion/concession stand will serve the parents
and children of the Brookline community for years to come.
* Photos provided
by Mary McNulty *