The Daily Plant : Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Parks Celebrates Makeover Of Mullaly Park
With the construction of the new Yankee Stadium in the distance, Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined Council Member Helen Diane Foster and kids from Mullaly Recreation Center SCAN Summer Camp and the Willie Randolph Sports Experience in Mullaly Park on August 22 to cut the ribbon on the northern section of the park and break ground on the south section of the park, representing over $6 million in reconstruction.
In Mullaly Park North, Parks celebrated the completion of a new synthetic turf multi-purpose field and garden area with an irrigation system, blooming trees, and landscaping. Parks also broke ground on renovations to Mullaly Park South, which will include new play equipment, basketball courts, a shade seating area, and a tree-lined plaza with a children’s spray shower area. The play area will also feature a musical experimentation area with dance chimes, slapped pipes, and listening tubes. The renovation of Mullaly Park provides neighborhood residents with access to enhanced fitness and recreational opportunities.
The projects were funded by the City as part of the Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project and as part of a $200 million investment in Bronx parks, financed by mitigation funds from the construction of the Croton Water Filtration Plant through the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the Municipal Water Finance Authority. As part of the mitigation, DEP has also funded job training and emphasized local hiring, resulting in a monthly basis of between 20 and 25 percent of labor onsite being done by Bronx residents.
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