Pinti Field is a neighborhood park located on Sixth and Mohawk Streets. It mainly serves the population from two distinct East Rome neighborhoods from Mohawk Street to East Dominick Street and from Millbrook Road to Floyd Ave. It is located centrally between these two neighborhoods.
The park has undergone a significant renovation in 2008 with the redesign and reconstruction of its central playground hub. The new playground, created by Miracle Playground Systems and installed by Pettinelli & Associates of Vermont, is one of the finest playgrounds in central New York. The three-story playground features a variety of slides and play features. The 26-foot tube slide and 720-degree twisty slide are unique among Rome's parks and the talk tubes and other social features of the play structure make it hours of fun!
There is also a smaller play structure for younger children as well as bucket swings for infants/toddlers and belt swings for older children.
The Pinti Field complex also features:
- The 0.54-mile Bill Coughlin Trail. The stone-dust trail is perfect for walking and running as it meanders around the exterior of the park.
- Tosti Pool - a full-size pool with a maximum depth of 10-feet that includes a slide and a diving board;
- A skateboard area with a quarter pipe, fun box, pyramid and other equipment;
- A basketball court;
- A regulation wiffleball field with its own version of the "Green Monster" in left field;
- A clubhouse which serves as a place to beat the heat in the summer and play board games and table games and as an indoor park for toddlers and preschoolers in the winter;
- A bocce court;
- A sand volleyball court, and
- A pavilion and picnic tables and grills.
Across the river from the park are the Staley Upper Elementary School and the Colonial I and II apartments. Pinti Field is open from morning to dusk. The park is served by two parking lots off a Sixth Street with room for approximately 70 to 75 automobiles in the largest lot and another 35 vehicles in the smaller pool lot.
Phase II of the project, to begin in 2010, is to include a handicapped fishing platform, canoe/kayak dock, repaired walkway and new skateboard ramps.
The layout of the park has been changed to decrease vandalism, misuse of equipment, and to make supervision of children easier and to increase the distance between the Mohawk River and the play arena. None of the park facilities are lighted but the park does have some security lighting, including the pavilion area. Last year, the first year of the renovation, Pinti received more than double its usual number of visits between June and August.