Officials cut the ribbon Tuesday on the rehabbed field #4 at College Point Field, on 130th Street, a 90-foot baseball diamond used by a local little league.
The project was sponsored by Scotts' "It's Good Out Here" refurbishment program, a joint effort between the lawn care company and Major League Baseball to fix baseball fields around the country over the next three years.
“Encouraging fans and family to get outside and enjoy activities like baseball is what this program is all about," said Josh Peoples, Vice President and General Manager of Scotts.
Players from the College Point Little League were at the event along with Mr. Met, who cheered as players took part in a baseball clinic sponsored by the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation.
Volunteers with College Point Little League are maintaining the space, which furthers the partnership to improve fields, according to Dorothy Lewandowski, the Queens commissioner with the Parks Department.
Neighbors gave their feedback but also their "sweat equity" to make sure kids have a top-level place to play.
"We are appreciative to them, to Scotts, to the Mets," she said. "The partnership represents what a city can do with help towards a common goal."
Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz said the renovation "means a lot to the College Point community."
The field was "not one of the greatest," but teams still used them regularly, he said.
"Now you have a real quality field," he said.