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Explore Science: Redesign Fort Tryon's Javits Playground with Leonissa Ardizzone

Sunday, January 26, 2014

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.

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Attention future architects, city planners, and young geniuses at large: join Dr. Leonissa Ardizzone of Storefront Science for a planning and designing session of the Javits playground renovation in Fort Tryon Park.

Let your voices be heard and let us know what you would like to see in your playground. In a previous science activity session participants mapped out the playground, this time the group will meet in Payson Park House at Dyckman Street and Payson Avenue to take on the next step and plan the future of Javits playground through fun, hands-on science and math activities!

Appropriate for Ages 5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Payson Park House in Inwood Hill Park
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Northern Manhattan Parks, Fort Tryon Park Trust

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(212) 795-1388 x302

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Baseball FieldsInwood Hill Park

Reconstruction work at the Little League Baseball field will correct existing uneven ball field elevations and will provide a sod infield and outfield. A Scorekeeper’s Box will be installed, player dugout areas will be enlarged and will received new concrete floors, and a clay ‘warning track’ will be installed along the perimeter of the outfield fence to assist playing conditions and maintenance mowing in this area. New bases, clay storage boxes, skinned playing areas and painting and reconstruction of perimeter fencing and backstop areas will also be provided. A metal container will provide secure storage for playing and maintenance equipment with an enclosed player’s warm-up area nearby. New ADA accessible bleachers and an elevated turf viewing area are also being installed to provide seating and viewing areas for the playing field.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014

Nature CentersInwood Hill Nature Center

Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice.

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