BP Diaz Invests Over $14 Million in Bronx Parks

BP Diaz Invests Over $14 Million in Bronx Parks

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced an investment of over $14.3 million in fiscal year 2017 capital funds today to improve parks throughout The Bronx, including $10 million to restore the historic Orchard Beach pavilion and upgrades to playgrounds and recreation spaces across the borough.

Diaz also allocated $500,000 towards improvements at Roberto Clemente State Park, the future home of a Major League Baseball-affiliated baseball academy, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Harlem RBI; as well as $500,000 for the reconstruction of Garrison Playground, which lies adjacent to the former site of P.S. 31 in Mott Haven.

“As we work to build a healthier Bronx through our ‘#Not62 campaign,’ we must make sure that our shared recreation spaces are in good condition and inviting to the public, so that more and more Bronxites of all ages will take advantage of them,” said Diaz.

Other projects included in the borough president’s allocations include the reconstruction of the basketball courts, fencing, landscaping, and general site work at Bridge Playground in Highbridge, the restoration of Kossuth Playground on Mosholu Parkway and additional equipment for the of Waring Playground on Bronx Park East.

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