The Sol Bloom Playground (created along with P.S. 84 in 1962) includes a basketball court; swings, and slides for older and younger children; handball and shuffleboard courts; and a shower basin. The playground is jointly operated by Parks and Recreation and the Board of Education. A 1997 renovation included new play structures, a lanyard flagpole, baseball and basketball play areas, game tables, benches, and trees. The playground is decorated according to a playful theme, inspired by Sol Bloomâ€™s name and its suggestion of the sun and flowers. Unique features include cast iron sunflower rosettes, a freestanding panel depicting animals from L. Frank Baumâ€™s classic story The Wizard of Oz, a sundial/compass of colored concrete, and a sunflower spray shower.