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Parks Photos of the Year: 2013

July 23

Photo by Daniel Avila

Kids from the Randall's Island Kids Camp play in the reopened Scylla Playground in Randall's Island Park.

July 24

Photo by Daniel Avila

Once the city's landfill, Freshkills Park is being transformed into a 2,200 acre park in Staten Island, which will be almost three times the size of Central Park when it opens.

July 30

Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Ying Fang performs with the Metropolitan Opera in a free concert in Jackie Robinson Park, one of five concerts the opera put on in the parks this summer.

August 10

Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

A dragon dances for curious onlookers at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, an annual celebration in Flushing Meadows Corona Park that highlights traditional Chinese food and performances.

August 15

Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The Army Corps of Engineers' sand restoration project continues its work rebuilding a section of Rockaway Beach while summer bathers swim in the beach's reopened sections.

August 19

Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

The annual free movie series in Bryant Park is one of many popular outdoor summer movie festivals in city parks.

September 10

Photo by Daniel Avila

Queens residents enjoy the new Hunter's Point South Park in Queens. Hugging the East River waterfront, the park offers breath-taking views of the Manhattan skyline.

September 23

Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Central Park's annual Chess in the Park Tournament draws chess players of all ages to challenge their fellow New Yorkers.

September 28

Photo by Malcolm Pinckney

Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan is transported to an ancient past for the Medieval Festival, with jousting knights and ladies on horseback.

October 3

Photo by Daniel Avila

Coney Island's Steeplechase Pier reopens after undergoing Hurricane Sandy-related repairs.

October 4

Photo by Daniel Avila

The Twin Islands Nature Area in Pelham Bay Park is a nature preserve that features native salt marshes and gorgeous views across the Long Island Sound.

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