Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A new playground is coming to P.S. 19

[Photos by Steven]

Several readers pointed out that work started in late January on the playground behind P.S. 19 on First Avenue between 11th Street and 12th Street...

The project was announced more than a year ago to the school's community... here's more from a letter at the time (January 2017) from Principal Jacqueline Flanagan:

We are thrilled to announce that due to a generous grant from Council Member Rosie Mendez and the Trust for Public Land, the schoolyard at P.S. 19 will be getting a new playground. Starting this January, The Trust for Public Land and landscape architects will work with students, staff, parents and community members to design and build a new school and community playground on our schoolyard.

Established in 1972, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a nonprofit organization that is committed to bringing open space and recreational resources to communities underserved by parks. TPL’s NYC Playgrounds Program has created 66 new playgrounds in NYC over the past 20 years. In addition, TPL has led community design at another 123 schools participating in the former mayor’s Schoolyards to Playgrounds Initiative.

One of the unique features of TPL’s Playgrounds Program is that students, parents and community members design the new park. Previous playgrounds have included running tracks, basketball courts, artificial turf fields, trees, gardens, outdoor classrooms, game tables, water fountains, playground equipment and murals.

P.S. 15 (The Roberto Clemente School) on Fourth Street between Avenue C and Avenue D was the recipient of a new playground in 2016.

Here's a photo of the completed playground...

[Maddalena Polletta/The Trust for Public Land]

No word on when the new playground at P.S. 19 is expected to be complete.


Anonymous said...

Some good news, great for the community. You can this is a good thing by the lack of comments on this post. Nothing to gripe about.

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Anonymous said...

Okay here's a gripe, hope that green rectangular section is not grass but something synthetic or it will be a dog poop strewn wasteland before long. Was that gripe(Y) enough?

Anonymous said...

It will be a big patch of fake grass. Same material they used at PS 15 and at EVCS / CWS / P94 yard on 12th St between B and C