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Sunshine Playground

E. 101 St. bet. 3 Ave. and Lexington Ave.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The Supportive Children’s Advocacy Network (SCAN) of New York, a citywide youth services agency operating out of East Harlem and the South Bronx, has provided community-based services since it was founded in 1977. In mid-1996, SCAN became the third New York City community group to build a playground with the assistance of the City Spaces program. City Spaces, a partnership between the Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the City of New York, was formed in early 1996 to develop playgrounds in neighborhoods with sparse local park space.

Sites developed by the City Spaces program become permanent additions to Parks, while participating community groups are responsible for long-term maintenance and supervision of the playgrounds. Neighborhood volunteers perform all the duties that are essential to keeping the SCAN Community Playground in operation, including opening and closing the park, maintaining the greenery, attending to litter, and watching over the children.

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Sunshine Playground Weather

  • Sat
    Slight Chc Showers
    77°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    81°F
  • Mon
    Sunny
    80°F
  • Tue
    Sunny
    81°F

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