A study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Community Health, examines how playgrounds are used and how people in neighborhoods across New York’s five boroughs perceive the playgrounds’ maintenance and safety.
A month after the city Parks and Recreation Department promised to unveil renovation plans for Mt. Hope Garden park, Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera is still waiting.
Not all city playgrounds are safe. Here are some examples of potentially dangerous things we found during the playgrounds’ examination.
The community playgrounds fill in the need for new play areas at city public schools and keep stormwater out of an old sewage system that cannot handle the extra rainwater.
Today, it’s hard to imagine that Sunset Park was once plagued by drugs and violence, and patrolled by gangs.