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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.

Public Meeting on Javits Playground Renovation

Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Our Savior’s Atonement Church/Cornerstone Center
178 Bennett Avenue (189th St.)

Child playing on a playground

Join NYC Parks, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, the Fort Tryon Park Trust and Community Board 12 members for a Design presentation on Javits Playground.

NYC Park's Landscape Architects will present their proposed design for the Javits Playground renovation and secure public feedback on the design.

This is a public meeting and all are encouraged to attend. This will be the key opportunity for public comment about this project.

City Councilman Rodriguez has provided $1.5M for the project, Manhattan Borough President Brewer has allocated $600,000 and the Fort Tryon Park Trust has provided $350,000 in private donations from local and regional supporters. The funding will provide the total projected capital costs of $2.45 million for a Phase 1 project at Javits. NYC Parks has committed to restoring the natural areas of the playground with in-house resources, so the full area west of Fort Washington Avenue can be revitalized.

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