Central Park Conservancy project to reconstruct the West 86th Street – West 90th Street landscape and perimeter.
WHEREAS, Central Park, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1858, is a scenic Landmark designated as such in 1974; and
WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy had taken a leading role in revitalization and maintenance of the park since 1980; and
WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy is proposing to restore the area between West 86th Street and West 96th Street along Central Park West and the Reservoir; and
WHEREAS, With increase in usage, the landscape in the area has deteriorated and is in need of restoration, and
WHEREAS, The lack of a comprehensive irrigation system in that part of the park has also created a "dust bowl."
WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy is proposing to restore the lawns, to install an irrigation system, to add mulch to create an active play area around trees, and
WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy is proposing to re-grade the paths to make them more accessible for people with disabilities, and
WHEREAS, The Central Park Conservancy is proposing to renovate the entrances at West 86th Street and West 90th Street by replacing the pavement and sidewalk curbs and adding granite blocks that will also double up as benches, and
WHEREAS, The work is expected to get begin in January, and take up to a year to complete, and
WHEREAS, The proposed work and use of materials is tasteful and contextual to Central Park, therefore be it
RESOLVED, Community Board Five recommends approval for the restoration of this section of Central Park between West 86th Street and West 96th Street.