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Fort Tryon Park Trust

Fort Tryon Park Trust’s mission is to promote the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of this historic and scenic landmark for the benefit and use of the surrounding community and all New Yorkers.

Javits Playground Schematic Design Approved!

Javits Playground Schematic Design
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Thanks to your donations, the Fort Tryon Park Trust provided $350,000 towards the total $2.4M capital reconstruction cost for the park's Javits Playground, a 26 year old regional facility. The Trust's Javits Playground Committee of stakeholders helped inform the design that NYC Parks designers developed for the site. The redesign expands the recreational amenities for young children, youth and adults including more play equipment, more swings, more workout equipment, more seating, picnic tables, more plantings, more ADA features and a nature exploration area.

The Community Board approved NYC Parks' Schematic Design Plan, following which the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission and NYC Public Design Commission reviewed and approved the design. The design will now be developed into construction documents for bidding out, with the intent of construction beginning in late 2017. We are excited that this beautiful amenity will be available in the future for the community and park visitors, and thank Councilmember Rodriguez for providing $1.5 million and Manhattan Borough President Brewer for providing $600,000 to bring this project to fruition.

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