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Hell's Kitchen Playground

Hell's Kitchen Playground

47th & 10th Ave New York, NY,

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Playground, Park, Public, Free

Basketball Courts, Handball Courts, Playgrounds; When local residents complained that there were few neighborhood playgrounds for their children in the 1960s, Parks began to study the possibility of constructing a park in a parking lot on 10th Avenue, between 47th and 48th Streets. On June 23, 1966, the City Board of Estimate approved the acquisition through condemnation of the land where Hell’s Kitchen Park now sits. In September of that year, $400,000 in New York State grant-in-aid was approved to acquire the lot. Land studies delayed the project for several years, and the playground opened on December 4, 1979. Throughout the 1980s, members of the 47th Street Block Association and other residents hosted Halloween parties, barbecues and pot luck luncheons in Hell’s Kitchen Park, and worked to keep the park a safe environment by installing lights on buildings nearby. In the late 1980s, Parks built a fence around the lot, and the community’s activism continues to ensure that Hell’s Kitchen Park will remain, as its creators intended, a safe space for the people to enjoy. Level 4: Accessible playgrounds with Transfer Platforms and Ground Level Play Features. This playground has the following accessibility features: smooth surface, transfer platform.

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