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.
Plans for Fort Tryon Park's Javits Playground Advance
The Fort Tryon Park Trust gifted $350,000 to NYC Parks to help close the funding gap for the reconstruction of Javits Playground. This funding gift along with that of $600,000 from Borough President Brewer and $1,500,000 from Councilmember Rodriguez provide the total projected capital costs of $2.45 million for a Phase I 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.
The Fort Tryon Park Trust has forged a Javits Playground Committee, a diverse coalition of playground users to advise on the needs of the community. Read the Javits Playground Committee's letter to NYC Parks on priorities for the site here.
At its March 22 meeting, Manhattan Community Board 12 voted to approve NYC Parks' Concept Plan 2 for the playground. Read the resolution here. NYC Parks will now start its Schematic Design Process and return to the local Community Board in early June to present its design.
Copies of Concept Plans 1 and 2 can be reviewed at the Community Board 12 Office:
Community Board 12/Manhattan
530 West 166th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10032
Stay tuned here for project updates, or to send comments or questions on the project, write to: info@FortTryonParkTrust.org