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Central Park Conservancy Reconstruction of the 100th Street playground

WHEREAS, The West 100th Street Playground, located within Central Park adjacent to Central Park West was first opened in 1936, and was later reconstructed in 1972 as a Discovery Play Park; and

WHEREAS, The existing playground is considered to be underused due to its deteriorating conditions, missing and outdated elements and poor visibility and access from the Park and from Central Park West; and

WHEREAS, The efforts in this proposal are intended to build on the strengths of the adventure-style playground while responding to contemporary concerns and expectations of safety and accessibility standards; and

WHEREAS, The proposed scope of work within the playground includes:

WHEREAS, The proposed playground site work includes:

WHEREAS, The proposed work on the adjacent landscaping includes:

WHEREAS; Although Community Board Five believes that the proposed reconstruction work is favorable,therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the Central Park Conservancy's proposal for the reconstruction of the West 100th Street Playground and adjacent landscape in Central Park.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 35 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention.

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