by Sara Dorn New York Post

For 15 years, the Elephant Soccer Club of Harlem hosted soccer training clinics for kids at Morningside Park, but now the city Parks Department is giving them the boot.

The nonprofit club is the “heartbeat of the community,” according to soccer coach Adam Norse, who said he witnessed the park rangers tell the Elephant parents on Oct. 3: “The field isn’t for these kids.”

On Saturday, rangers let the kids practice, but issued a summons to their coach afterward for unauthorized use of the field.Rangers have said the field can only be used for baseball after it was recently resodded, yet appear to be singling out the Elephants, said club manager Joe Lupton in an email to media outlets.