Schoolyards to Playgrounds
Monday – Friday: School close until dusk
Saturday, Sunday, & holidays: 8:00 a.m. until dusk.
Hundreds of schoolyards have been renovated and opened to the public during non-school hours through the Schoolyards to Playgrounds program. We're working with the Department of Education and the nonprofit Trust for Public Land to improve many of the schoolyards through capital improvements, including play equipment, painted sports surfaces, trees, and benches.
Schoolyards that participate in Schoolyards to Playgrounds receive improvements such as sports courts, play equipment, trees, and benches before they open to the public. Here are just two examples of public school playgrounds before and after they were brought into the Schoolyards to Playgrounds program.
PS 205K in Brooklyn
PS 138X in the Bronx