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Park Maintenance Crew Cleans Walkway


Description:Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 19369. Workers give a clean sweep to the finishing touches of a large-scale renovation of Baisley Pond Park north end, reopened without ceremony on October 30, 1940. The renovation included two…more.

Park Maintenance Crew Cleans Walkway

Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive, Neg. 19369. Workers give a clean sweep to the finishing touches of a large-scale renovation of Baisley Pond Park north end, reopened without ceremony on October 30, 1940. The renovation included two new playgrounds and one remodeled playground, handball courts, tennis courts, three baseball diamonds, and a football field. The 30-acre pond was drained and reconfigured at that time with a semi-circular concrete basin, new boat landings, and a wide bench-lined perimeter path.

Location: Baisley Pond Park, Queens
Date: October 16, 1940
Photographer: Rodney McCay Morgan

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