Parks Dept Completes $3.8 Million Upgrades to Norwood Playground in the Bronx

Image credit: NYC Department of Parks & Recreation.

New upgrades make the park safer, more fun, and accessible to all New Yorkers. On November 6, 2020, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., City Council Member Andrew Cohen, State Assembly Member Nathalia Fernandez, State Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz, Bronx Community Board 7 parks Chair Barbara Stronczer, and representatives from the Friends of Mosholu Parkland unveiled the reconstructed Kossuth Playground located along Mosholu Parkway North and Kossuth Avenue in the Northwest Bronx.

The Kossuth Playground was completed with $3.8 million budget. The playground received $378,000 from Mayor Bill de Blasio, $2 million from the Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., and $1.5 million from City Council Member Andrew Cohen. Updates to the playground include:

  • New play equipment for children aged 2-12.
  • The heavily shaded spray shower area was relocated to a sunnier section of the playground.
  • The basketball courts were completely reconstructed.
  • A new adult fitness area.
  • Multiple new seating areas.
  • ADA accessible ramps were added.
  • New game tables.
  • Updated safety features such as security lighting and fencing.

Speaking on the project, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver said: “Kossuth Playground has undergone a remarkable transformation, now offering brand new amenities every member of the Norwood community can enjoy. Thanks to tremendous support from our elected officials, and valuable input from the community, Kossuth Playground will continue to be a hub of recreation and relaxation in the neighborhood for years to come.”

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


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