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Friday, May 11, 2007
No. 57

Parks And Central Park Conservancy Cut Ribbon On Reconstructed West 110Th Street Playground

DATE: Friday, May 11th, 2007

TIME: 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: West 110th Street Playground, Central Park, Between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Central Park West, Manhattan

EVENT & PHOTO-OP: Parks & Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Central Park Conservancy President Douglas Blonsky, and Heckscher Foundation for Children President Virginia Sloane will cut the ribbon on $600,000 in renovations that have fully reconstructed the playground for the first time in over 70 years.

DETAILS:

The top-to-bottom renovation includes advanced climbing equipment for toddlers and school-aged children, spray showers, bucket swings, a sand box, a new perimeter fence, a safe play surface, new landscape plantings, and a new central entrance.

Central Park’s 21 playgrounds were built in the first half of the twentieth century in response to the demand for dedicated recreation spaces for young children. The first playground on the West 110th Street site opened in 1936. While some equipment had most recently been replaced in the early 1990s, this new reconstruction has updated the entire play environment and made the site more accessible to children and families.

CONTACT: Warner Johnston / Cristina DeLuca (212) 360-1311

Related Press Release:
Parks And Central Park Conservancy Cut Ribbon On Reconstructed West 110Th Street Playground

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