Parks Dept Celebrates Renovations of Jackie Robinson Park

Image credit: NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

It is the second park to be renovated through the Parks Without Boarders program. Earlier this summer, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation completed a $4.7 million renovation of Jackie Robinson Park in Harlem. Jackie Robinson Park runs from W 155th Street to W 145th Street between Edgecombe and Bradhurst Avenues. The renovations include updated stairways, entrances, seating, lighting, and walking paths at the park’s southern and northern edges and entrances. New plantings, benches, and fencing have been added in the park along Edgecombe Avenue, which is also an Open Streets location.

Jackie Robinson Park is the second park to be renovated as a part of the Parks Without Borders program, which is funded by Mayor de Blasio. The program was announced in November 2015 and will renovate seven other parks across the City, including Fort Greene Park and Prospect Park in Brooklyn, Van Cortlandt Park and Hugh Grant Circle / Virginia Park and Playground in the Bronx, Seward Park in Manhattan, Faber Park in Staten Island, and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens. The eight parks will be renovated with a total of $40 million in funding.

“Parks Without Borders focuses on enhancing our open spaces by improving the connections between parks and neighborhoods. This is especially important for parks like Jackie Robinson, which play such a vital role in the surrounding community,” said Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.

Read the full press release here.

By: Victoria Agosta (Victoria is the CityLaw intern and a New York Law School student, Class of 2022.)


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