Bloomingdale Playground reopens after $7 million renovation

Bloomingdale Playgroud Courtesy: New York City Parks Department

The Bloomingdale Playground on Amsterdam Avenue and 104th Street reopened to the public recently after a $7 million and four year renovation that added a basketball court and new play equipment.

“It marks a revolution in the way this City conceptualizes children play-spaces,” City Council Member Mark Levine said in a statement. “This beautiful new playground is not just ADA accessible but also goes much further than that in its design to encourage play between children of all types of mental and physical levels.”

 The playground now features new children’s play areas with swings, safety surfacing, and equipment that meets or exceeds all playground safety and ADA accessibility requirements. The project also added a new synthetic turf field that can be used for general play and as a gathering and performance space; an upgraded ADA compliant comfort station; new basketball courts; adult fitness equipment; new benches and other site furnishings; and a reconstructed spray shower. 

Bloomingdale Playground and P.S. 145 (known as the Bloomingdale School) replaced the old P.S. 105 in 1958. The playground opened on September 12, 1962, under the jurisdiction of the Board of Estimate, and was transferred to the joint operation of NYC Parks and the Board of Education in November 1963. Formerly known as P.S. 145 Playground, the parkland was renamed in 1997 to reflect the rich history of the area. The Upper West Side was named Bloomingdale by 17th century Dutch and Flemish settlers after a town near Haarlem in the Netherlands. The word “bloomingdale” is an adaptation of the Dutch word “bloomendaal,” or “vale of flowers,” which reflected the geography of the area before it was leveled and developed. source url see watch author of essays how to change password on my ipad mba tancet model question papers pdf excel 2007 assignments for practice biljna viagra cena homework help roman numerals oral defense of dissertation how long do side effects of crestor last viagra online without prescription overnight viagra cost per pill 100mg natural law essay environmental fiction books dissertation finance topics buy moduretic tablets essay on depression in urdu go site source url john locke essay concerning human understanding book 2 click here professional cv and resume writing services enter site get essay help 600+ COMPLETED CAPITAL PROJECTS


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here