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Volume XXVIII, Number 5913
Thursday, Aug 01, 2013

Scylla Playground On Randall’s Island Is Restored

Photo by Daniel Avila

On July 23, NYC Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White joined Park Administrator and Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) President Aimee Boden, RIPA Co-Chair Nancy Neff, and children from the Randall’s Island Kids Camp to cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Scylla Playground.

“Scylla Playground has become another great destination on Randall’s Island,” said Commissioner White. “Through this renovation we were able to provide a new space for City kids who want to cool off, get out, and stay active.”

“The Randall’s Island Park Alliance is dedicated to working with the Parks Department to reclaim, maintain, and develop the Island, and to create spaces just like this where children can come to play outdoors,” said RIPA President Aimee Boden. “Every year RIPA runs a host of programs for thousands of New York City kids and I’m especially pleased to have this great new playground right next to our Urban Farm which is visited by 2,000 students each year.”

The reconstructed playground is fully accessible and features modern, age-appropriate play equipment for both toddlers and older children, swings, a spray shower, accessible water fountains and seating, and easier access to Randall’s Island’s Urban Farm.

The $400,000 renovation was funded through capital funds allocated by Mayor Bloomberg.

The playground is named Scylla after the mythological monster that guarded treacherous straight – perhaps a reference to the Hell Gate waters nearby!


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