Crescent Beach Park
NYC PARKS OFFICIALLY CUTS RIBBON ON BRAND NEW TOT LOT AT CRESCENT BEACH PARKNYC PARKS OFFICIALLY CUTS RIBBON ON BRAND NEW TOT LOT AT CRESCENT BEACH PARK
Thursday, March 11, 2021
NYC Parks Staten Island Borough Commissioner Lynda Ricciardone today joined Council Member Joseph Borelli and former Council Member Vincent Ignizio to cut the ribbon on a newly constructed tot lot playground in Crescent Beach Park. The project was funded with a total of $2.2 million, with $1.8 million from Council Member Borelli and $197,000 from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“We’re pleased to provide the children of Staten Island with another imaginative space where they can come play, learn, and enjoy the great outdoors,” said Borough Commissioner Ricciardone. “We’re grateful to Mayor de Blasio and Council Member Borelli for their continued support and dedication to ensuring that Staten Islanders have access to quality greenspaces.”
“It is so important that children are given the space to roam, play, and enjoy the great outdoors,” said Council Member Joseph Borelli. “It’s with great pleasure to see the investment of taxpayer dollars going towards enhancing one of Staten Island’s prized parks, while providing recreational opportunities to support the physical and mental well-being of our youth. I am privileged to be able to provide the funding for such a great development.”
The project constructed a children’s play area which will serve as an exciting playground for kids ages 5 - 12. The site now features new play equipment, enhanced landscaping, and new pathways that provide community access to the park’s waterfront.
Crescent Beach Park offers magnificent views of Great Kills Harbor and Raritan Bay. From the sands of the beach, visitors can see the borough skyline and the Verrazano Bridge. The park’s grasslands and oak woods offer year-round sanctuary to various animals including egrets, great blue herons, ducks, geese, gulls, and terns. In season, monarch butterflies, short-eared owls, and snow buntings also live in the parklands, while the salt marsh is home to diamondback terrapins, muscles, crabs, and snails.
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